‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid to graze the Earth right just before Christmas day

The space object is bigger than the Empire State

A gigantic asteroid will pass close to the Earth a few days before Christmas, according to NASA.

The space object - which answers to the name of 216258 (2006 WH1) - is being tracked by NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).

The object has been designated an Apollo asteroid - which means its orbit intersects with Earth as we orbit the Sun.

The space agency said it is one of the biggest asteroids in sight...
source: Somerset Live

2019-12-09 14:23
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