Asteroid to orbit in close proximity to earth tonight

Asteroid to orbit in close proximity to earth tonight

Asteroid to orbit in close proximity to earth tonight

Written by Staff Writer

31 Oct, 2015 | 8:41 am

The European Space Agency has confirmed the journey of an asteroid in close proximity to earth on the night of Saturday, October 31.

The asteroid which is 400 metres wide is expected to travel a small distance away from the moons orbit.

The Sri Lanka Planetarium noted that the asteroid would travel at a speed of 35km per second and the distance between the path of the asteroid and the earth would be 1.3 times the distance between the earth and the moon.

According to Planetarium Director Priyanka Koralagama, the asteroid is named 2015 TB145.

The planetarium confirmed that there would be no collision between the asteroid and the moon.

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