The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a warning that a huge asteroid is dangerously heading toward earth.
Huge Asteroid Heading for Earth
NASA revealed recently that a huge asteroid is heading toward our planet. There have been smaller asteroids that pass Earth in close proximity in the past few months. But the latest warning from NASA raised concerns because of its speed, distance, and size.
NASA named it Asteroid 2019 XS and is colossal in size. It is traveling toward Earth at a staggering speed of 42727 kilometers per hour. NASA also added that the asteroid will approach Earth at a distance of 6.6 kilometers. Likewise, NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office has also warned that the asteroid is colossal in size.
Moreover, it ranges between 147 and 328 feet. It was found also that it is even bigger than the largest aircraft in the world or an Airbus, Hindustan Times Tech reports. Needless to say, the asteroid was first discovered way back on April 2000 and was named after a German astronomer.
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