How did you like a replica of the Statue of Liberty for Christmas? Or better yet, how about an asteroid twice the size of Lady Liberty for Xmas? Then you are only 2 million miles away from what you want.
The asteroid – SD224 – is racing towards earth and flies by on Christmas Day. It’ll only be a few thousand miles faster than a space capsule – 22. 000 miles per hour. For speed fans, that’s 30 times faster than the speed of sound.
Here’s what’s crazy. The asteroid is considered a near-earth object, but when it passes it is eight times further from the earth than the moon.
By the way . . . SD224 is not alone. There are almost 25. 000 near-earth objects in the sky. And it wouldn’t be the first time something has been hit. Check out this huge crater in Arizona.
The odds are certainly in our favor . . . NASA says the real danger of an asteroid destroying the earth occurs only once in a million years. The question . . . Where are we in this spectrum?
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World News – AU – Asteroid that flies past Earth at Christmas is larger than the Statue of Liberty
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