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Jan 1, 2021

Rocky start: 2021 will begin with unwelcome, 220-meter wide asteroid visitor, NASA warns

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We’re getting a lot of these aren’t we? 😃


Before that, this year’s final asteroid, 2020 YB4, measuring just 36 meters in diameter or roughly half the wingspan of a 747, passed by the Earth shortly after 6am UTC at a distance of 6.1 million kilometers. That means, in terms of the threat posed by space rocks at least, the planet made it out of 2020 somewhat intact.

However, in the first days of January, three additional, small Near Earth Objects (NEOs) will grace the Earth with their presence, for a brief time.

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