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Asteroid alert: NASA tracks an area rock taller than Massive Ben on 17,000mph ‘shut method’

Asteroid alert: NASA tracks an area rock taller than Massive Ben on 17,000mph 'shut method' 1

The European Area Company (ESA) mentioned: “NEOs might doubtlessly hit our planet and, relying on their dimension, produce appreciable harm.

“Whereas the possibility of a big object hitting Earth may be very small, it could produce a substantial amount of destruction.

“NEOs thus advantage energetic detection and monitoring efforts.”

Asteroid UK6 is a pretty big object, measuring an estimated 157.5ft to 360.8ft (48m to 110m) throughout.

On the higher finish of NASA’s dimension estimate, the area rock stands taller than Massive Ben’s Elizabeth Tower in Westminster, London.

On the decrease finish of the scale estimate, the asteroid is comparable in peak to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

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