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Giant Asteroid Flying By Earth Next Week Appears To Be Wearing A Face Mask by BluntTheApostle: 6:26pm On Apr 24, 2020
An asteroid estimated to be 1.2 miles wide will fly by Earth next week, but it's not expected to collide with our planet.

And if an asteroid could be aware of such things, it appears to be wearing a face mask in deference to the pandemic, according to new images from Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

The asteroid is called 52768 (1998 OR2), and it was first spotted in 1998.

On April 29, it will pass within 3,908,791 miles of Earth, moving at 19,461 miles per hour. That's still 16 times farther than the distance between Earth and the moon.

If it did impact Earth, the asteroid is "large enough to cause global effects," according to NASA, back when the asteroid was first discovered.

https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/42042775/giant-asteroid-flying-by-earth-next-week-looks-like-its-wearing-a-face-mask

Re: Giant Asteroid Flying By Earth Next Week Appears To Be Wearing A Face Mask by Odinvahala: 6:31pm On Apr 24, 2020
This planet has a limited timeline.

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Re: Giant Asteroid Flying By Earth Next Week Appears To Be Wearing A Face Mask by BluntTheApostle: 6:38pm On Apr 24, 2020
Odinvahala:
This planet has a limited timeline.

Maybe, maybe not.

But interesting times lie ahead.

CC Lalasticlala

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Re: Giant Asteroid Flying By Earth Next Week Appears To Be Wearing A Face Mask by AshipaEk0: 9:33am On Apr 25, 2020
special type of stupid

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