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According to NASA “Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept. 16 when it came within about 4.2 million miles (6.7 million kilometers). The asteroid is initially estimated to be about 1,300 feet (400 meters) in size”. It was discovered on Oct. 8, 2013, by astronomers working at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in the Ukraine.

This asteroid could be back in the Earth’s neighborhood in 2032. And its impact could create explosion equivalent to 50 times the greatest nuclear bomb ever detonated. But according to NASA the probability of this asteroid hitting Earth is only 1-in 63,000 that’s about 99.998% and even those odds are fading fast, as scientists find out more about the asteroid.

Though it seems Earth is safe for now.¬†Scientists says that asteroids like the earth crusher asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs millions of years ago only turn up once every “few million years.”

That may give humanity some time to find a way of dealing with it.


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