Asteroid Zooms by Earth

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 zoomed by Earth early Thursday morning, October 12, passing just 43,782 km away – much closer than the Moon and inside the orbit of some satellites. The closest passage was at 1:41am ET Thursday morning.

This footage was captured from a Swiss telescope on the asteroid’s approach. Credit: Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern via Storyful