Next Month an Asteroid will Fly Right by Earth


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On April 29th, an asteroid will come within four million miles of Earth.

Payton D., Writer

On April 29th, an asteroid about 1.1 and 2.5 miles wide will fly right by Earth. According to CNN, “The asteroid is called 52768 (1998 OR2) and it was first spotted in 1998. It will pass within 3,908,791 miles of Earth, moving at 19,461 miles per hour.” The asteroid was classified, “as a potentially hazardous object because it passes near Earth’s orbit, but it’s not currently on NASA’s list of potential future Earth impact events” stated CNN. Back when the asteroid was first discovered according to NASA, “if the asteroid was going to hit Earth it’s large enough to cause global effects.”