A massive asteroid of the football field format made a brief flyby on Earth Sunday, a phenomenon that went unnoticed until the last minute.
Only a few hours before the flyby, researchers were able to detect the massive rock reports LiveScience. While most asteroids remain within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, others pass through the earth but are not recognized because they are typically small and dark.
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Although these celestial bodies sound massive, they are tiny rocks compared to the infinite universe. However, they are big enough to cause damage when they collide with the Earth.
According to EarthSky, much of the asteroid would have decayed by friction with the air entering our atmosphere. However, part of it could have made it to the surface and threatened regional damage.
The 2018 GE3 asteroid is even larger than the space rock that exploded in February 2013 over Chelyabinsk, Russia . The meteor had a diameter of about 56 feet and weighed about 11,000 tons.
He caused nearly 1200 injuries after a shock wave from the exploded windows in the city.
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