Asteroid '20 times closer than the Moon' just misses Earth


NASA announced that an asteroid crossed 20 times closer to the Earth than the moon last week.

The 10-foot asteroid flashed across the sky at just 9,000 miles over the planet on March 2.

The asteroid, which has since been designated 2017 EA, was closest to the Earth at 9:04 a.m. above the Pacific Ocean.

NASA says astronomers only detected the asteroid just 6 hours before it passed.

The good news is that NASA believes the object will not pass Earth for at least 100 more years.