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NASA: Asteroid, larger than the Eiffel Tower, set to get dangerously close to Earth

NASA: Asteroid, larger than the Eiffel Tower, set to get dangerously close to Earth

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A gigantic asteroid is rushing towards the Earth, according to the American space agency NASA.

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The asteroid is 1,600-feet wide and will make its closest approach to the Earth on Monday, May 9th.

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Unlike many asteroids that have zoomed past our planet in recent times, this one is actually very large.

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Such asteroids are rare and every time an asteroid this size gets close to the Earth, it is a matter of concern as even the slightest deviation can spell disaster for us.

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If an asteroid this size were to hit the planet, it would create a massive area of destruction, create long-ranging seismic waves and cause tsunami in nearby regions.

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory by NASA has explained that the asteroid is named 467460 (2006 JF42) and it is 1600-feet or 488 meters wide.

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