2014RC – Earth grazing

2014 RC, aka “Pitbull” grazed past Earth some  35,000 Kilometres from the precious blue planets surface.

The Asteroid which is approximately 18.2m in length was only spotted on August 31st via the Catalina Sky Survey.

Comparisons have been drawn between this recent space skirmish and the comet in Chelyabinsk, Russia last year. 

So why was this only ‘discovered’ a week ago?

Well its tiny…really hard to see and travelling at 10 kilometres per second.