NOT SO FAR AWAY – Asteroid 2017 BS32 will zoom past Earth TONIGHT in fourth close shave of the year
Scientists spotted space rock from ‘potentially hazardous’ Aten asteroid group on Monday
BY MARGI MURPHY
SCIENTISTS have just spotted an asteroid which will brush past Earth this evening.
Asteroid 2017 BS32 will fly past at around 161,280 km from our planet, according to stargazers.
2017 BS32 is expected to hurtle past at around 8.30pm Thursday.
The space rock – estimated to be around 82ft in size – belongs to the Aten group of asteroids.
Several of the thousands of Atens have been classed as “potentially hazardous” because of their proximity to Earth.
It was only spotted on Monday by astronomers and is the fourth Near-Earth Asteroid to pass this year, according to eagle-eyed asteroid watchers.