Large asteroid has a tiny chance of hitting Earth in September

asteroid risk

Space groups like NASA and the ESA track a huge number of
near-Earth objects on a daily basis, and many of them have a chance
to make life miserable if they one day end up on a collision course
with Earth. These “potentially hazardous” asteroids regularly pass
Earth without issue, and the same will most likely be true on
September 9th, 2019.

That’s when the rock
known as 2006 QV89
, an asteroid measuring just over 160 feet
wide, is set to make its closest approach to Earth in some time.
Astronomers tracking the object believe it’ll only get as close as
four million miles, but the ESA says there’s a very tiny chance it
could end up here on Earth.

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Large asteroid has a tiny chance of hitting Earth in September