Bus-size asteroid to zoom by close to Earth today

Alex Lasker, AOL.com

A recently-discovered asteroid approximately the size of a bus is set to whizz between the Earth and the moon on Thursday afternoon.

Asteroid 2017 TD6 will safely pass by Earth a mere 119,000 miles away during its closest approach to the planet at around 2:53 p.m. EST.

The large space rock, which is estimated to be between 32 and 72 feet wide, has been observed over the past few days by scientists around the world, who have concluded that the asteroid has no chance of hitting the planet.  

This rather close approach comes on the heels of asteroid 2012 TC4, which shaved by Earth at a distance of 26,000 miles away on October 12.

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