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Gigantic ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid will blast past Earth next week

WorldNews Thursday, 10 September 2020
Gigantic ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid will blast past Earth next weekAsteroid 2020 QL2 is set to pass Earth on September 14 (Credits: Getty Images) Next week Earth is set to have yet another close encounter with a ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid. This gigantic space rock measures between 53 – 120 metres (174 – 393.7 feet) in diameter and will pass Earth at a distance of 4.2 million miles. That seems pretty far away, but it’s still close enough to make it onto Nasa’s watch list. The US space agency measures any asteroid coming within 4.65 million miles of our planet and deems it ‘potentially hazardous’....
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According to NASA's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies. asteroid 2020 QL2 is on course to pass Earth on September 14th.

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