Massive asteroid to pass by Earth this weekend.

An asteroid between 13 and 29 feet in diameter - roughly the size of a three-story building - is expected to pass Earth this weekend from 134,000 miles away, which is a little more than half the distance to the moon. 

The asteroid, called 2023 MU2, will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday at 7:19 p.m. ET and will be viewable via a livestream from the Virtual Telescope Project. 

MU2 was discovered just a week ago and was confirmed by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, Space.com first reported. 

An asteroid passing by earth isn’t rare – in fact, 2023 MU2 will be just one of several asteroids passing Earth this weekend, including a car-sized rock that came even closer at 77,000 miles on Friday and a bus-sized asteroid passing within 162,000 miles on Saturday, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

Source: www.foxnews.com


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