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New 1,600-Feet Asteroid, Bigger Than Buildings, Heading Towards Earth

New 1,600-Feet Asteroid, Bigger Than Buildings, Heading Towards Earth

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Space scientists have warned that a huge asteroid is heading towards the Earth.

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According to American space agency NASA, which is monitoring it, the giant space rock Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) will make close approach to our planet at 2.48am on May 16.

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NASA further said that the asteroid is 1,608 feet wide. In comparison, New York's iconic Empire State building stands at 1,454 feet.

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The space rock can cause huge damage if it hits the Earth. But space scientists' calculations say it will pass us from a distance of about 2.5 million miles away.

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Though it may sound a huge distance, in space terms it is not. And that is why, NASA has flagged this as “close approach”.

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This is not the first time that Asteroid 388945 has paid us a visit. It passed very close to Earth in May 2020 - at a distance of 1.7 million miles.

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