'Potentially hazardous' asteroid 2000 EM26 to fly close to Earth
Space rock to pass by Earth 2.1m miles away, but astronomers say 270-metre object poses significant danger in case of impact
The Guardian said:
The space rock, known as 2000 EM26, poses no threat and will pass the Earth at just under nine times the distance to the moon.
But it is defined as a potentially hazardous near-Earth object (NEO) large enough to cause significant damage in the event of an impact. Scientists estimate the asteroid, travelling at 27,000mph, is 270 metres (885ft) wide.