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A MONSTER Asteroid Will Pass by Earth before Christmas says NASA.

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NASA asteroid warning: A monstrous asteroid will approach the Earth on December 22 (Image: GETTY)

NASA Asteroid Warning: ONE MILE wide asteroid will pass by Earth before Christmas.

NASA has revealed that a huge asteroid measuring more than one mile of width will fly by earth before Christmas.

The colossal asteroid is expected to pass by Earth three days before Christmas at 22 December.

Scientists at NASA's JPL(Jet Propulsion Laboratory) said that asteroid named 2003 SD220 will swing around by 1.04am GMT(UTC)
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The diameter of the asteroid is 920m to 2.1km.
Hundreds of tonnes of space debris slam into the planet on daily basis and are stopped by Earth's atmosphere.
asteroid approaching earth
NASA asteroid warning: The space rock measures between 3,018ft and 1.3 miles in diameter (Image: GETTY)

If such asteroid collides earth unopposed by earth's atmosphere it could claim a million lives.
Dr Bruce Betts from the Planetary Society said asteroid of this scale can cause regional or global destruction.

If asteroid larger than 30m diameter hit earth, they could cause big damage according to experts. about 20k such asteroid is found to skimming toward earth.

“It is easier to find larger objects, so we think we have found more than 90 per cent of the asteroids one km and above, but for smaller asteroids still capable of causing major regional damage, we have only found a small percentage.”

The odds of this asteroid hitting the earth are minimal. The rock will reach the planet at the distance of 0.01890 Astronomical Unit
1AU=distance between Sun and Earth.
NASA said:
Every 2,000 years or so, a meteoroid the size of a football field hits Earth and causes significant damage to the area.

"Only once every few million years, an object large enough to threaten Earth's civilization comes along.

“Impact craters on Earth, the moon and other planetary bodies are evidence of these occurrences.”

NASA added asteroid impacts with objects the size of SD220 are an incredibly rare occurrence but can cause “worldwide effects”.

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