Pyramid-sized asteroid narrowly misses the Earth

NASA said the asteroid "large enough to wipe out a city" narrowly missed striking the Earth late Wednesday

 

An asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza has zipped by the Earth closer than the moon.

2019 OD, about 120m across and travelling at 20km per second, narrowly missed us as It flew by only 357,540km away - the moon is 384,400km distant.

It was only spotted for the first time by NASA three weeks ago

Astronomers had been watching for three other asteroids to pass by the Earth on Wednesday when they noticed Asteroid 2019 OK appear seemingly out of nowhere. Researchers didn’t confirm the discovery until a few hours before it passed.

NASA says Asteroid 2019 OK was between 57 and 130 metres in diameter.

 

 

 

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