NASA Closely Monitoring A Large Asteroid That Will Fly Close To Earth Tomorrow Afternoon

NASA is monitoring the massive asteroid that will nearly graze Earth.  The giant space rock – measuring nearly 300 feet wide – has been noted as potentially dangerous by the US space agency, which is carefully monitoring its path.  The asteroid is classed as near-Earth object as it will make a “close approach” at just 3.6 million away, which is minuscule in space terms.  This will happen at 3:57pm tomorrow.  However, NASA has said the chances of the rock slamming into Earth are basically nonexistent.  They said in a statement: “NASA knows no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.  In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”

Photo Credit: NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox