‘Potentially Dangerous’ Asteroid Will Fly by Earth Before Christmas 0

A giant asteroid will fly precariously close to Earth mid-December. The object named 3200 Phaethon will come about 6.4 million miles from Earth, and within about 2 million miles of Earth’s orbit. In fact, the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Minor Planet Center has categorized 3200 Phaethon as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA). This asteroid is named…