Asteroid Florence zooms past Earth in historic fly-by

The biggest asteroid in more than a century has whizzed past Earth at a safe – but unusually close – distance.Asteroid Florence and its two orbiting moons passed 4.4 million miles from the planet, its closest encounter since 1890.

It measures in at almost three miles wide – the size of 30 Egyptian pyramids stuck together – and experts predict that this was the closest the asteroid will be to Earth until 2500.

Πηγή: Asteroid Florence zooms past Earth in historic fly-by