A just recently discovered asteroid will miss the Earth by mere cosmic inches on Monday. The 2011 MD asteroid will pass over the south Atlantic this afternoon around 1PM. The asteroid will squeeze by the planet only about 7500 miles away. For a bit of perspective, the moon is around 384,000 miles from Earth.
Earlier this year, the Earth avoided another close call when asteroid 2011 CQ1 missed impacting the planet by only 3,405 miles, according to Geek.com. As with that asteroid, the 2011 asteroid will come within range of some of Earthâ€™s communications and media satellites.