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NASA asteroid warning: 177FT space rock ‘could’ hit Earth at 61,000MPH


According to Sentry, the asteroid’s earliest possible impact could occur on March 11, 2023.

Usually, asteroids the size of 2005 ED224 incinerate or explode shortly upon entering Earth’s atmosphere.

However, if 2005 ED224 is able to maintain its incredible speed, the asteroid has the potential to successfully go through the atmosphere and cause an impact event on the ground.

Were this kind of event to occur, the asteroid would create a crater almost 1,000 metres wide.

The resulting level of energy released from the asteroid’s impact would be powerful enough to destroy a large area such as a town or small city.



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