270-Meter Asteroid Passes Within About 2 Million Miles of Earth, According to Robotic Telescope Service

Similar one hit Russia last year


An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people.

Slooh Space Camera tracked the approach of the asteroid as it raced past the planet at about 43,000 km/h, starting at 9 p.m. EST, the robotic telescope service said in a statement on