MSM: ‘Extremely eccentric’ mini planet approaches Earth for first time in 600,000 years!

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A miniature planet — with a 600,000 year long orbit — will soon make its closest path to Earth since the days of the caveman.

The space rock 2014 UN271 has already careened into the inner solar system and will reach its closest point to Earth in 2031, according to New Atlas.

The celestial body is too large to be a comet and too small to be classified as a planet, according to the outlet, which characterizes 2014 UN271 as “extremely eccentric.”

The object is already closer to the sun than Neptune, and in a decade the space rock will be about the same distance as Saturn, according to the report.

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