Earth saw a near-miss days ago as an asteroid about the size of a pickup truck flew past.
NASA said the 5-10 meter-sized asteroid, known as 2020 VT4, flew within 240 miles of Earth’s surface on Nov. 13, setting a new record for the closest asteroid to fly by without coming into contact.
According to reports, the now-second closest asteroid to pass near Earth’s surface was an SUV-sized asteroid in August. It was reported to have zipped within 1,830 miles from Earth.
Given its size, NASA doesn’t consider 2020 VT4 as potentially hazardous. According to the space administration, potentially hazardous Near-Earth Objects are within 4.65 million miles and are measured at about 460 feet (140.2 meters) in diameter.