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Asteroid the size of Arc de Triomphe has 1-in-7000 chance of hitting Earth in September



An asteroid almost as big Paris's Arc de Triomphe has a 1-in-7000 chance of hitting earth later this year, scientists claim.

The space rock is expected to come on our planet on September 9, according to the European Space Agency's (ESA) list of space objects that could collide with Earth.

Asteroid 2006 QV89 measures 130 feet (40 meters) in diameter and probably reaches 4.2 million miles (6.7 million kilometers) from the planet.

To put that in perspective, the moon is 238,900 miles (384,400 km) away.




Despite this, there is a 1-in-7,299 chance that it will hit the planet, according to the ESA.

Chelyabinsk Event of 2013.

In February of that year, a 65-foot (20-meter ) Meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk in Russia with the force of 30 Hiroshima atomic bombs.

It was the single largest recorded meteor strike in more than a century, after the Tunguska event of 1908, which wiped out hundreds of miles of forest in Eastern Russia.

More than 1,500 people were injured and 7,200 buildings were damaged by the sh ock wave from the Chelyabinsk explosion, which rippled out for hundreds of miles.




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