Yet despite this being 10 times faster the a bullet fired from a gun, this asteroid is actually relatively slow.
For example, 2021 CS6’s immediate processor, 2021 CV1, is travelling almost three time faster.
Ahead of the most romanic day of the year, NASA has released a fascinating false colour photo of Asteroid Eros.
An accompanying statement from the US-based space states: “Get out your red/blue glasses and float next to asteroid 433 Eros.
“Orbiting the Sun once every 1.8 years, the near-Earth asteroid is named for the Greek god of love. Still, its shape more closely resembles a lumpy potato than a heart.