NASA Can’t Rule Out A 50-Meter-Wide Asteroid Hitting Earth In 2046

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Artist’s iмpression of the Olyмpic-swiммing-pool sized asteroid that could hit in 2023 Iмage Credit: Steʋen M. Tilley CC BY-SA 4.0

A newly discovered asteroid may make a perilously close approach to Earth about 20 years from now, with a roughly 1-in-600 chance that the space rock will collide directly with our planet, officials with NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office tweeted.

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