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Asteroid the size of an Empire State Building due to fly past Earth next month – Novinite.com



A high-rise asteroid will cross Earth on September 14 near the earth, according to British Independent newspaper cited by BNT.

The asteroid is called 2000 QW7 and is between 290 and 650 meters tall. The celestial body moves at 23,170 kilometers per hour and will be 5.3 million kilometers from our planet.

Any object located less than 150 million kilometers from Earth is considered a temporary object.

] 2000 QW7 revolves around the sun, crossing the Earth every 20 years. 2000 QW7 visited the area last on September 1, 2000.

There is no threat but NASA chief Jim Bridenstein indicates that there is a possibility that the earth to be hit by a large asteroid in the near future.

It is unpredictable when this will happen, but by 2029, scientists will be able to observe a asteroid who will do so traveling only 31

,000 km from Earth. This asteroid is called "99942 Apophis" and is also about the size of a skyscraper.


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