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A potentially dangerous ‘skyscraper-sized asteroid’ will pass by Earth on Thursday -Se

A skyscraper-sized the asteroid At 35,000 mph (56,000 km/h), the cosmic orbiter will pass relatively close to Earth on Thursday (April 6), zooming our planet to about 7.5 times the average distance between Earth and the Moon. NASA (opens in new tab). Fortunately, the meaty space rock will miss our planet by more than a million miles.

Astronomers estimate that the asteroid, named 2023 FM, measures between 393 and 853 feet (120 and 260 meters) in diameter, or about a 40- to 80-story skyscraper. At its closest approach on Thursday afternoon, the asteroid will fly within about 1.8 million miles (2.9 million kilometers) of our planet, far away. full moon.



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