An asteroid more than a 400 meters wide passed by Earth on Wednesday. According to NASA, the space object called 2014 JO25 flew at a distance of 1.8 million kilometers from Earth. It's a record close distance for such a large object for the last 400 years.
It could be seen even through a small telescope. Despite this, scientists remained calm, and were sure that the distance was still not that close that would present any danger for Earth. NASA said the asteroid was shaped like a peanut in shell.
The velocity of a celestial body made up 118 kilometers per hour, which is also a record for the asteroid.
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