Asteroid 2018CB to pass Earth just one fifth the distance of the Moon on Saturday

A NEO (Near Earth Object) asteroid will pass above our atmosphere Saturday morning.

IT was discovered just this Sunday.

Asteroid 2018CB is due to pass above us at just 64,000km at about 9.30am AEST Saturday.

That’s five times closer to Earth than the Moon.

There is no chance it will deviate from its course and strike our planet.

NASA’s automated Catalina Sky Survey telescope detected two near-Earth objects earlier this week.
The first β€” Asteroid 2018CC β€” reached its closest point (184,000km) only 35 minutes before Elon Musk launched his Falcon Heavy Rocket on Wednesday.

Asteroid 2018CB is coming much closer…

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