Asteroid 2023 BU Is a ‘Near-Earth’ Asteroid

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On Thursday, Jan. 26, Asteroid 2023 BU will buzz by the earth. The asteroid is small, less than five meters wide, but it’s coming in close. The space rock will be passing by at around 2,178 miles above the atmosphere–a near miss in cosmic terms–and will be closest to us at 4:17 p.m. ET.

 

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