2018 GE3, as the asteroid is named, was identified on April 14 by the Catalina Sky Survey, a project by the American University of Arizona, funded by NASA and dedicated to the search for asteroids and comets near the Earth.
Its closest point to Earth was just 119,500 miles (192,317 km) away. The asteroids which are present in this belt do not pose any threat to the Earth.
The 2018 GE3 asteroid was discovered just one day before it skimmed past Earth in what scientists are calling a "surprise" flyby. Some hours later, Spaceweather.com reported that an amateur astronomer Michael Jager of Weibenkirchen Austria has posted the video of the asteroid that was recorded when asteroid fly past through the southern constellation Serpens.More news: Carroll's last minute equaliser puts Stoke on brink of relegation
"It might make you feel better (or worse) to know that asteroids enter Earth's atmosphere unnoticed on a fairly regular basis."However, at 44 to 110 meters in diameter, this asteroid is big enough to cause massive damage if it was to hit our planet.
The asteroid is three to six times as big as one that broke up over Russian Federation in 2013, injuring over 1,200 people and damaging thousands of buildings up to 93 km away from the impact site, "Space.com" reported.
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And that particular asteroid was estimated to have produced about 185 times more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, the report said.
The asteroid, dubbed 2018 GE3, passed by Earth at 2:41 EDT Sunday morning and was estimated to be between 157 to 361 feet in diameter.
It was also incredibly fast-it was traveling at a speed of 66,174 miles per hour, or Mach 86. Anyway, it is a close call but it had made any minor contact with the Earth's surface than it will be more painful to read this story that explains the deaths and destructions. This sized Astroid may make some regional damage according to its speed, angle and impact location.More news: ATMs across country go dry, Arun Jaitley says 'temporary shortage'