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1.9-km-wide 'potentially hazardous' asteroid safely flies past Earth

1.9-km-wide 'potentially hazardous' asteroid safely flies past Earth
 1.9-km-wide 'potentially hazardous' asteroid safely flies past Earth
A 1.9-kilometre-wide asteroid safely passed by the Earth today. The asteroid made its closest approach at around 3:26 pm IST and came within 6.3 million kilometres of Earth. Known as 1998 OR2, the asteroid is classified as a "potentially hazardous object" as it is bigger than 140 metres and passes within 8 million kilometres of Earth's orbit.

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