Asteroid to “shoot” past Earth on Wednesday morning

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An asteroid the size of a lorry is set to shoot past planet Earth tonight, NASA has warned.

The “potentially hazardous” asteroid, which was only discovered last week by the US space agency, is set to zoom past Earth in the early hours of January 3.

The space agency said the space rock, which has been dubbed 2017 YD7, will travel past Earth at a distance of 1,300,000 miles.

NASA says that anything that comes within 4,600,000 miles of the planet is potentially hazardous.

The US space agency says the asteroid will zoom past Earth at a speed of over 23,500mph at about 12.40am...


Asteroid to “shoot” past Earth on Wednesday morning


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