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On January 11, ie today, an asteroid will pass close to the Earth. The US space agency has named it as 2013 YD 48. All the scientists present in NASA are keeping a close eye on this. Due to this the earth is not considered to be any kind of threat, but still it is being closely monitored. It will be within a radius of about 34.8 million miles from the Earth. Its width is said to be 104 meters. According to NASA, any such asteroid that passes within a radius of 1.2 million miles of the Earth is kept in the Near Earth Object Category.
Today’s other big news…
Strong tremors of earthquake in Cyprus, magnitude 6.4 on the React scale was measured
Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Cyprus today. Its intensity has been measured at 6.4 on the React scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was 137 km from the country’s capital Nicosia.