A Near Earth Asteroid (2015 KW120) was discovered Monday, by the Catalina Sky Survey. Today, on May 29th, it will be only .003 AU (279,000 miles) from Earth, basically the same distance as the Moon!

CREDIT NASA JPL

CREDIT NASA JPL

According to a bulletin published by the Minor Planet Center, the asteroid will cross within .0006 AU () of the Earth’s orbit (MOID) on June 27th, 2015.

While this near Earth asteroid poses no danger, it demonstrates that we continue to make NEO discoveries incredibly close to our home planet.

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