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Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:13pm On May 23


Measuring just over a half a mile (2,722ft) tall, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest building in the world since it was built in 2004.

But Dubai's enormous building pales in comparison to an asteroid that's set to pass Earth this week.

The asteroid, named 7335 (1989 JA) measures a whopping 1.1 miles (1.8km) in diameter, and will pass by our planet on Friday.


The asteroid, named 7335 (1989 JA) measures a whopping 1.1 miles (1.8km) in diameter, and will pass by our planet on Friday



Dubai's enormous Burj Khalifa stands at just over 0.5 miles tall, but pales in comparison to an asteroid that's set to pass Earth this week


While NASA has classed the asteroid as 'potentially hazardous', it's extremely unlikely to pose a threat to our planet, passing by at a distance of about 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometres).

To put that into context, that's nearly 10 times the average distance between Earth and the Moon.

The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 14:26 UTC on Friday, according to NASA's Centre for Near Earth Object Studies, which tracks space rocks.

At that point, the asteroid will be 0.026 astronomical units (2.5 million miles) from Earth and travelling at a staggering speed of roughly 29,348 miles/hour.

That's roughly 14.5 times faster than a bullet!

With a diameter of around 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometres), 7335 (1989 JA) will be the largest space rock to pass Earth this year, according to NASA.

While the chance of this asteroid hitting Earth is extremely low, NASA hasn't written off the chances of an asteroid collision in the near future.

NASA discovers around 30 new 'near-Earth objects' (NEOs) every week, and at the start of 2019 had discovered a total of more than 19,000 objects.

However, the space agency has warned its NEO catalogue isn't complete, meaning an unpredicted impact could occur at 'any time.'

NASA explained: 'Experts estimate that an impact of an object the size of the one that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013 – approximately 55 feet (17 meters) in size – takes place once or twice a century.

'Impacts of larger objects are expected to be far less frequent (on the scale of centuries to millennia).

'However, given the current incompleteness of the NEO catalogue, an unpredicted impact – such as the Chelyabinsk event – could occur at any time.'


To help prepare for such an impact, NASA recently launched its first ever 'planetary defence' spacecraft to deflect an asteroid 6.8 million miles from Earth.



DART will arrive at Dimorphos in October 2022, where it will deliberately smash into the asteroid at speeds of 15,000mph. This collision will change the speed of Dimorphos in its orbit around Didymos by a fraction of one per cent, changing the orbital period by several minutes


The $325m (£240m) Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission launched in November 2021, and will take 10 months to complete its almost seven million-mile journey into deep space.

The probe will smash into the small asteroid Dimorphos, which orbits a larger asteroid called Didymos, at 15,000mph (24,100km/h) in September 2022.

When the 1,210lb space probe hits Dimorphos, the plan is for it to change the speed of the 'moonlet' by a fraction of a per cent, echoing the plot for the Bruce Willis movie 'Armageddon'.


Although the 525ft-wide space rock doesn't pose a danger to Earth, NASA wants to measure the asteroid's altered orbit caused by the collision.

This demonstration of 'planetary defence' will inform future missions that could one day save Earth from a deadly asteroid impact.

Source: Daily Mail

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by dynicks(m): 8:16pm On May 23
Ok it's just gonna pass bye probably to say hi...!!...Nothing much!!

Meanwhile, burna boy right now after it was confirmed that the asteroid would simply pass bye and not pass through.......STATUS RETAINED - TWICE AS TALL!!

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by muzically(m): 8:19pm On May 23

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Uprightness100(m): 8:45pm On May 23
All over the world, Events that will cripple the Earth after the Rapture of the saints are "testing the mic" right now.

Anymoment from now, Jesus Christ is coming for His church!
What follows is a time of unprecedented cataclysmic events.

Now is the time to settle your relationship with JESUS Christ , to avoid stories that touch the Heart..
If you’re not ready, today is the day to get ready.
.

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:50pm On May 23
Yoghotti:
Nice one!

Can't wait to see it
Ha! shocked

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Sweetplum(f): 8:56pm On May 23
The blood moon I no see am

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by tillaman(m): 9:20pm On May 23
Pass through where?
Where e dey go ?

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by JooEeL(m): 10:05pm On May 23
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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Yoghotti(m): 10:05pm On May 23
Nice one!

Can't wait to see it
Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by iCauseTrouble: 10:05pm On May 23
Is it going to pass through Nigeria?

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by EmmyDJourno: 10:05pm On May 23
4million KM na the distance wey it go take pass Earth, na him una come dey put us for cruise
Oyinbo need to dey calm down oO cool

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by slawormiir: 10:05pm On May 23
Damnnn niggar
Isoright ...
Pass through earth or pass by...anyway what do I know...am just a weed smoker
Uprightness100:
All over the world, Events that will cripple the Earth after the Rapture of the saints are "testing the mic" right now.

Anymoment from now, Jesus Christ is coming for His church!
What follows is a time of unprecedented cataclysmic events.

Now is the time to settle your relationship with JESUS Christ , to avoid that touch the Heart..
If you’re not ready, today is the day to get ready.
.
Ogbeni relax na....wetin dey do you self...all these things don dey happen before...nor be new thing
The day way I go catch you one on one ....all these your end time mentality must stop
na weed you go smoke till day break.....or i go use weed cook indomie or beans make you eat and sleep for two days....after you wake up...then this end time and Jesus coming go stop

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Saxxon(m): 10:05pm On May 23
Uprightness100:
All over the world, Events that will cripple the Earth after the Rapture of the saints are "testing the mic" right now.

Anymoment from now, Jesus Christ is coming for His church!
What follows is a time of unprecedented cataclysmic events.

Now is the time to settle your relationship with JESUS Christ , to avoid that touch the Heart..
If you’re not ready, today is the day to get ready.
.

Illiterate idiot. Things like this have been happening since the beginning of time but because you're too dumb to do research for yourself, they seem new to you and the band of nincompoos that hit "like" on your posts.

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by JooEeL(m): 10:06pm On May 23
kwilo:
V

WHEN WILL ONE OF THIS NONSENSE LAND ON ASO ROCK?

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by dapaiks: 10:06pm On May 23
To where

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Gamezi(m): 10:06pm On May 23
Ok safe journey make e sha no hit my house

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by AFONJAPIG(m): 10:06pm On May 23
God may it hit Aso Rock and Apc primary and may Buhari be the first casualty Amen �

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Triangles1(m): 10:07pm On May 23
God is great the scientist are wonderful.

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Tb222(m): 10:07pm On May 23
Reminds me of the movie armegeddon, beautiful movie .

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by BigDawsNet: 10:07pm On May 23
Oya be coming


A little pieces of asteroid that fell on your roff can cost around $500-$1000

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by KillerCrocodile: 10:07pm On May 23
tillaman:
Pass through where?
Where e dey go ?

E dey go back to sender...

Village people send am to scatter our plans...... cheesy cheesy

But God big pass dem.

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by gift2xl: 10:07pm On May 23
Where does it benefits NG

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by IgbalodeRaymond: 10:07pm On May 23
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Uprightness100:
All over the world, Events that will cripple the Earth after the Rapture of the saints are "testing the mic" right now.

Anymoment from now, Jesus Christ is coming for His church!
What follows is a time of unprecedented cataclysmic events.

Now is the time to settle your relationship with JESUS Christ , to avoid that touch the Heart..
If you’re not ready, today is the day to get ready.
.
[/s]
just shut up
even pastor Lazarus Mouka will slap your head for this nonsense illiteracy you're oozing right now.

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Bankonit00: 10:07pm On May 23
We are watching

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:07pm On May 23
Halluyah

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Marketgists(f): 10:07pm On May 23
Damn nggar

Check my signature
Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by tbbt16: 10:08pm On May 23
Waiting for Righteousness89

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by chukwuibuipob: 10:08pm On May 23
cool Pa Obinna Righteousness2 will see/kal It End time

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by umpire1st(m): 10:08pm On May 23
Try dey rest oga dooms day na
Uprightness100:
All over the world, Events that will cripple the Earth after the Rapture of the saints are "testing the mic" right now.

Anymoment from now, Jesus Christ is coming for His church!
What follows is a time of unprecedented cataclysmic events.

Now is the time to settle your relationship with JESUS Christ , to avoid that touch the Heart..
If you’re not ready, today is the day to get ready.
.

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Re: Asteroid Twice World's Tallest Building Will Pass Through Earth On Friday (Pics) by Devilagentcap: 10:08pm On May 23
Issokay

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