How d you like a replica of the Statue of Liberty for Xmas? Or much better still, how d you like an asteroid two times the size of Lady Liberty for Xmas? Well then, youre just shy 2 million miles from getting your dream.
The asteroid– SD224– is speeding toward the earth and set to fly previous on Christmas Day. It will travel simply a couple of thousand miles much faster than a space capsule– 22,000 miles per hour. For you speed buffs, thats 30 times faster than the speed of noise.
NASA says this is a giant-ass asteroid … more than 600 feet long.
Heres whats insane. The asteroid is thought about a near-earth object, yet when it passes it will be 8 times further away from earth than the moon.
BTW … SD224 is not alone. There are almost 25,000 near-earth items in the skies. And, it would not be the first time something hit, have a look at this massive crater in Arizona.
As soon as in a million years, the odds are definitely in our favor … NASA says the genuine danger of an asteroid ruining earth just occurs. The question … where are we on that spectrum?