Newly discovered Apollo class asteroid named 2014 DX110 will safely fly by Earth on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at around 21:07 UTC. The estimated size of this asteroid is 30 meters (98 feet) and it will fly by at a minimum distance of less than 350 000 km (217 000 miles) or 0.9 lunar distances. Its estimated velocity is 14.85 km/s.
Although this asteroid poses no risk to our planet it is yet another shining example of how vulnerable our planet is to these flying space rocks.
*Apollo class asteroids are near-Earth objects which cross the Earth's orbit similar to that of 1862 Apollo (a > 1.0 AU; q < 1.017 AU).
Asteroid 2014 DX110 orbit diagram. Image credit: JPL
Featured image: NASA JPL
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