And we’re back another month in 2020 … As November draws to a close, NASA has confirmed that an asteroid named 153201 2000 WO107, the size of Dubai’s’ Burj Khalifa, will sweep past Earth.
Right now, it is going full throttle at about 56,000 mph or 90,124 km / h, approximately, as it prepares to collide with Earth’s orbit.
According to reports, the massive rock will pass about 4,302,775 km from Earth. And the event will apparently take place on November 29 at 1:08 am. Are you feeling better about the end of the year? For perspective, the size of the asteroid is approximately between 12.00 ft and 2500 ft wide with a diameter of approximately 2690 feet.
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Interestingly, the object, classified as Near Earth Asteroid (NEA), was discovered by scientists in New Mexico on November 29, 2000. Talk about life coming full circle, head-on. Spacereference.org says it has been called ‘potentially dangerous’.
There are about 1,031,488 of this “Rocky, airless remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago,” claims NASA. Huge size or not, it won’t be visible to avid astronomers.
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