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NASA Is Tracking a Rogue Asteroid as Its Orbit Passes Perilously Close to Earth


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Lindi
- 3 days ago - express.co.uk
The asteroid, identified by NASA as 2019 CG5, will make an Earth close approach this Saturday, February 16.



   

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Animae C (507)
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 6:21 pm
At its closest, NASA has calculated the asteroid will come within 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km) of striking Earth.
Barreling through space at speeds topping 20,000 mph (32,300 kph), the asteroid would have most likely burnt-up in Earth’s atmosphere, even if it was on target to hit our planet.

Fascinating stuff!!
i'll watch out for bright lights on Sunday!
TY Lindi
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 14, 2019, 12:54 pm
Fascinating stuff Really enjoy reading and viewing the information. We're suppose to have have overcast skies all weekend. But will try to watch/look for it.
Thanks Lindi
 
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