A Previously Undiscovered Asteroid Just Came Very Close to EarthRia Misra8/29/16 6:20pm17426EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkOn Saturday, a newly discovered 50-150-foot-long asteroid was spotted. Later that night, it flew by Earth at less than one-quarter of the distance to the moon. Don’t panic, though. It’s fine. We’re fine. Everything’s fine.