"As of December 24, there are 17,495 known Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) around our planet".
The space rock - which will be travelling at 21,363 miles per hour when it makes its closest approach to earth at 4.56pm on December 28 - measures between seven and 15 metres (22.6 to 49 feet) in diameter.
"These new observations of Phaethon show it may be similar in shape to asteroid Bennu, the target of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, but over 1,000 times larger", said Patrick Taylor, a Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Columbia, Maryland, scientist and group leader for Planetary Radar at Arecibo Observatory.
On Christmas Day, astronomers at the Mount Lemmon Survey near Tucson, Arizona, discovered an asteroid fast approaching Earth.
Even though NASA has set up a Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), with the stated objective of "ensuring the early detection of potentially hazardous objects" - which include asteroids and comets - spotting these objects well ahead of time as they hurtle toward Earth isn't always easy or even possible, given the sheer vastness of the sky.
In 2013, another unknown rock came from nowhere to explode in the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The energy was equivalent to 500,000 tonnes of TNT and injured more than 1,000 people.
The new observations conducted from December 15-19 show Phaethon to be about 3.6 miles (six kilometres) wide.
The 3200 Phaethon, named after a mythical Greek character credited with nearly destroying the sun, came within 10.3 million kilometers of Earth on December 16. NASA experts expect that the asteroid is completely gone in the near future.
Security Council, which squeeze oil imports and call for countries to repatriate North Korean guest laborers within two years. However, the country's records reportedly showed it exported no oil products to the North during the month of November.
Albion held Chelsea to a first-half draw as the teams met competitively for the first time since 1989. We never want to concede that early in a second half but I thought we gathered ourselves after that.
But stocks of all petroleum products, including diesel, jet fuel and propane, as well as crude, fell by 8.8 million barrels. Production edged lower in the most recent week, dropping to 9.75 million bpd, down from 9.79 million bpd a week earlier.
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Met Eireann said in a statement: "Frost and icy conditions will develop again this evening across much of Leinster and Ulster". Temperatures of between three and seven degrees are expected during the day before plummeting to below zero by nightfall.
The safe unit also had similar issues and the company had no option but to recall and discontinue the device. In the video, he explains that he has tried a few things to see if the phone turns on, including a reset.
Team USA, shockingly, lost to Slovakia 3-2 Thursday night in World Junior Championship group play in Buffalo, N.Y. Joona Koppanen and Aapeli Rasanen scored the other goals to give Finland a 2-0 lead in the first seven minutes.
The Spurs had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.7 vs. 26.1) and had a better turnover percentage (12.0 vs. 14.6). Hornacek said he wouldn't be surprised to see Aldridge land in the All-Star game after missing it last season.
It turns out the package was not just addressed to Secretary Mnuchin himself but also to the president - although Dr. There was also an unspecified reference to the massive tax overhaul Donald Trump signed into law last week.
According to Stage, she also received an intense criticism, but she chose to listen to her body and her doctor. And she is staying on track with her healthy lifestyle, recently sharing her fitness routine with her fans.
It comes after news the driver of the other vehicle in the crash was a drug addict who was driving home from a methadone clinic. "Although her time on set was brief, once a part of the Home and Away family, always part of the family", a spokesman said.
When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?
Moore said that the results show "that I did not know, nor had I ever had any sexual conduct with any of these individuals". The special election was held to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to serve as President Trump's attorney general.
Why Californians may not be able to get property tax break
But that hasn't stopped people - those with the ability to come up with a few thousand dollars on short notice - from trying. Davis said people who do prepay should do so as soon as possible so payments are processed by the new year.
Anderson ball-tampering claims 'a beat-up'
There were mutterings about two tactics apparently being used by England to rough up the ball in order to encourage reverse swing. He said: "The first innings we took six or seven wickets for not a lot of runs, so it is possible.
Monterey County sees first flu death of season
This is up for 91 laboratory-confirmed cases with 26 hospitalizations and one death at the same time previous year . For up to date information on the flu in the state, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health's flu website.
Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor to pair up for Nawabzaade
Varun will next be seen in YRF's Sui Dhaaga opposite Anushka Sharma while Shraddha is all gearing up for her huge release Saaho . Remo D'souza who has choreographed the special video maintains, "Sometimes things just magically fall into place".
Newly-Discovered Asteroid Passes Close to Earth
NASA remind us that the Phaeton was discovered on 11 October 1983, the infrared space Observatory IRAS. This asteroid is comparably tiny to the other asteroids that marked the closest approach to Earth.
Airbus, Indigo Partners Finalise Deal For 430 A320neo Planes
Airbus announced December 28 that the orders, done through Phoenix-based private equity fund Indigo Partners, had been sealed. This transaction brings AerCap's firm orders for the A320neo Family aircraft to a total of 270, owned and on order.