Amateur astronomers helped make more than 100 observations of asteroid 2014 HQ124, Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced. The space agency used that data to calculate the near-Earth asteroid's orbit through the year 2200, confirming in the process that the asteroid won’t hit our planet any time soon.
But that doesn't mean it won't come close. The Neowise asteroid-hunting space telescope discovered the asteroid earlier this year. The space rock passed within 1.25 million kilometers of Earth over the weekend.
(Via Space Daily)