An asteroid is expected to pass historically close to Earth on Thursday

A small asteroid will come closer to the Earth than some satellites on Thursday evening, passing over the southern tip of South America, writes NASA. Expected to pass over at 7:27 pm EST, the asteroid does not pose a risk to the planet.

Path of asteroid nearing Earth.

The red line shows the path of the asteroid nearing Earth
(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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