Thursday , September 16 2021

Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza to fly (safely) to Earth Sunday

3D illustration of an asteroid flying over the Earth. (Image credit: Aleksandra Sova via Shutterstock)

An asteroid about as long as the Great Pyramid of Giza is high will make a “close” approach to Earth on Sunday (July 25), according to NASA calculations.

There is no worry that the space rock poses any threat to it World, but NASA monitors such rocks to both learn more about the beginning solar system – asteroids have been rock fragments since then – and because if their orbits were to change, the asteroid could pose a future risk to Earth.

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