Past Earth swept an asteroid the size of a football field

Asteroid 2009 PQ1, the size of which is evaluated by specialists from 84 to 190 meters, had passed from Earth at a safe distance. As told RIA “Novosti” scientific Director of Moscow planetarium Faina Rubleva, a celestial body was supposed to fly on the shortest distance from Earth in 19:35 GMT. “Nothing happened, she said. — Like the asteroids flying every two weeks — a month. And nothing happens. And this flew and flew on its orbit”. Previously graduate student, Solar system division, Institute of astronomy RAS (INASAN) Ekaterina Efremova also noted that there was no danger to the earth a celestial body is not represented, because its track is at a very far distance. The next time the asteroid will approach the Earth only in 2137.