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Asteroid impacts Earth just two hours after it was discovered

Asteroid impacts Earth just two hours after it was discovered

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An asteroid struck the Earth over the weekend, just two hours after it was discovered.

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Designated 2022 EB5, the small rocky object impacted the planet on March 11 north of Iceland, according to numerous astronomers online. 

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At just three meters wide, 2022 EB5 was around just half the size of an average male giraffe, which grows to be around five-six meters in height.

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As such, it was unlikely to do any damage if it had impacted the planet. 

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The 2022 EB5 had harmlessly burned up in the atmosphere, and it is unknown if any residual fragments have actually survived intact.

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The asteroid itself was only discovered just two hours prior to impact by Hungarian astronomer Krisztián Sárneczky.

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