Dangerous asteroid headed toward Earth

One of the most dangerous asteroids on record zipped close by earth, relatively speaking, last month. This is a nasa animation of the fly-by.

The asteroid made headlines on thursday, when reports said there is a chance it could strike our planet in 20-32.

Such a collision could unleash a force as powerful as a couple of thousand atomic bombs.

But NASA says the chances it will collide with earth then are extremely slim.

In fact, the agency say it’s 99-point-nine-nine-eight percent certain the asteroid will simply sail past us again.

By the way, the close pass it made on september 16th was not a near miss.

The asteroid was more than 15 times farther away than the moon.

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