Massive ‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroid’ Headed This Way, Close Approach April 19th (Video)
Massive ‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroid’ Headed This Way, Close Approach April 19th Video – DAHBOO
A huge 1km-wide asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, prompting astronomers to label it “potentially hazardous”. But don’t pack for Mars just yet – the giant space rock, ‘2014 JO25’, is expected to pass by our planet safely.
According to NASA the encounter on April 19 will be the closest the asteroid comes to Earth in 400 years, and no projected future encounters will be as close for at least another 480 years.
However, another fly-by is expected in 2091 and the space rock also makes regular close approaches to Mercury and Venus.