A small asteroid harmlessly crashed into Earth early last week.
The asteroid created an explosion in the atmosphere over the Arctic.
Astronomers in the European Space Agency’s planetary defence community spotted the asteroid for the first time just hours before it hit.
It was a very small asteroid, too small to pose any hazard to Earth, NASA reported. Estimates suggest it was around 1 to 2 metres across.
It is one of only five asteroids to have been found and observed before hitting Earth.
The asteroid has been named 2022 EB5 by the Minor Planet Center.
Professional and amateur astronomers then began trying to observe the object on Monday evening which was already within 50,000km of Earth, but no one was able to take any images or video of the fireball as it entered the atmosphere at 9.22pm
It crashed in the Arctic sea, 40km south of the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen.