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A giant asteroid will zip past the Earth just after the holiday season, NASA reports.
The space rock, which is also known as 310442 (2000 CH59), the closest to our planet on December 26, at 2:54 pm EST, according to NASA.
The space agency’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) estimated that the diameter is in the range of 919 to 2,034 feet. At the upper end, which means that it can be as big as the World Trade Center in New York City, which tops out at 1,792 feet, including the tip.
“Over the course of many centuries and thousands of years, [these asteroids], it would be able to move in Earth-crossing orbits,” Paul Chodas, manager of the CNEOS), told Newsweek. “So it’s a good idea to continue to keep [them] in the coming decades, and to consider how their courses might be able to move on.”
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A huge asteroid will fly past Earth on December 26.
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The asteroid will be traveling around our planet, around 27,500 miles-per-hour.
Even though the giant rock, you will be close to the Earth, in astronomical terms, it will still be far enough away that we will not be concerned, Chodas explained to Newsweek.
CH59 will be about 4.5 million miles of our planet, and on the morning of the 26th of December.