NASA has revealed that an asteroid named Asteroid 2023 CY1 is on its way towards Earth. This asteroid is expected to come extremely close to Earth today, February 17. The distance of close approach will be just 1.7 million kilometers. The asteroid is travelling at a staggering speed of 23967 kilometers per hour. It belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids which are a group of Near-Earth asteroids named after the humongous 1862 Apollo asteroid, discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth in the 1930s. The size of the asteroid is estimated to be between 50 feet and 111 feet across. The asteroid’s orbit is computed by finding the elliptical path about the sun that best fits the available observations of the object using various space and ground-based telescopes.
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