An Mile-wide Asteroid Is About To Zip Past Earth

An Mile-wide Asteroid Is About To Zip Past Earth

Most of us remember when an asteroid the size of a house flew past our planet in 2017. Well it’s about to happen again, only the asteroid is much bigger. 1999 KW4 is about 1-mile wide. It also has a small moon orbiting it. The asteroid will fly close to Earth this weekend, hitting its closest point on Saturday. Of course, close is a relative term when it comes to space, so in this case it means about 3 Million miles.

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