The NASA Spaceguard team at the Catalina Sky Survey have recently spotted an asteroid - '2010 GA6' - which will be at its closest point to the earth at 04:36 AM.
However, experts say it does not pose any danger to the planet as at the time of the closest approach, the asteroid will be about 359,000 kms away from the earth.
The asteroid, with an absolute magnitude of 26, it is not visible to naked eye. Its velocity relative to earth is approximately 25,338 miles per hour.
Composed mostly of water ice with embedded dust particles, comets are originally formed in the cold outer planetary system, while most of the rocky asteroids are formed in the warmer inner solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
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