NASA radar images show stadium-sized asteroid skidding by Earth during flyby (photos)

A stadium-sized asteroid fell harmlessly to Earth this month as a powerful NASA radar system watched.

Asteroid 2008 OS7 passed Earth on February 2, 2024 at a safe distance of 1.8 million miles (2.9 million kilometers), 7.5 times the Earth-Moon distance. Although the space rock poses no threat to harm our planet, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) used the state-of-the-art Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR) to produce a series of images of the asteroid as it passed us.

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