Asteroid 2023 DZ2, which was only discovered in late February, is set to zoom between earth and the moon.
Newly discovered asteroid to fly between earth and moon
An asteroid big enough to destroy a city is scheduled to zoom between earth and the moon but astronomers assure there is no threat of collision.
The large rock, named 2023 DZ2, was only discovered in late February.
Its estimated diameter is between 40 and 100 metres, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Such a fly-by “happens only about once per decade,” wrote NASA’s Planetary Defence Coordination Office on Twitter, adding that the track of 2023 DZ2 takes it “safely” past earth.