It burnt in dense atmospheric mass of the Earth, showing spectacular fireworks.
At midnight on 8 June near the Earth flew by asteroid 2016 LT1.
Space object just missed our planet by only 138 thousand km.
The scientists noted that even if the asteroid collided with the Earth, nothing bad would happen. 2016 LT1 has a size of only 3-10 meters, so serious problems due to the collision would not follow. After a celestial body flew past our planet, it burnt in dense atmospheric mass of the Earth, showing spectacular fireworks.
The 2016 LT1 asteroid discovered by American astronomers in the framework of the project Pan-STARRS 1. Scientists noticed a space object on June 4. Experts noted that if a different trajectory and greater the mass of an asteroid could collide with Earth.