2 asteroids just whizzed past Earth, and NASA captured footage of the action

NASA’s Goldstone planetary radar system recently detected two near-Earth asteroids, 2024 MK and 2011 UL21, flying past our planet. Perhaps a little alarmingly, one was only discovered 13 days ago before safely bypassing Soilbut scientists at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California assure that it never posed a threat. Still, the images they were able to gather have been very informative.

“There was no risk of either object hitting our planet near Earth, but the radar observations made during these two approaches will provide valuable training for planetary defenseas well as information about their size, orbits, rotation, surface details, and clues about their composition and formation,” the team wrote in a press release.

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