Aug 22, 2018

Massive asteroid bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza will make a close approach to Earth NEXT WEEK

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks


A massive asteroid estimated to be double the size of a Boeing 747 is headed toward a close approach with Earth next week.

Asteroid 2016 NF23 is expected to skim past us on August 29 at just over 3 million miles away, or about 13 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

The huge space rock is traveling more than 20,000 miles per hour (32,400 km/h) and is considered to be a ‘potentially hazardous’ object given its proximity – but, its trajectory should see it soar safely by in the early days of September.

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