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'Potentially hazardous' building-sized asteroid to shoot past Earth on Jan 11

January 02, 2022 12:26 PM

An asteroid the size of a skyscraper will shoot past Earth's atmosphere on January 11, 2022, American space agency NASA has said.

Asteroid 2013 YD48, which has been labelled a "potentially hazardous object", will pass within 5.6 million kilometres of Earth, NASA said.

It is approximately 104 metres in width, making it wider than the height of Big Ben.


 
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