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NASA: A mammoth 1.8 km wide ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid

NASA: A mammoth 1.8 km wide ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid

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According to space agency NASA, a 1.8 kilometers wide giant space rock will be making its closest approach to the Earth towards the end of the month

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For reference, the size of the asteroid is more than twice the size of Burj Khalifa.

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Asteroids of this size are rare and due to its size, it has been labeled as an ‘Apollo-class’ asteroid.

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But with such a big asteroid and a close flyby the obvious concern is whether it can strike the Earth.

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If this asteroid managed to impact the planet, it would create a massive area of destruction, create long-ranging seismic waves and cause tsunami across the world.

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory by NASA has revealed that the asteroid is named 1989 JA and it is 1.8 kilometers wide

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