Scientists Reveal ‘City Killer’ Asteroid Nearly Struck Earth Earlier This Week
By CBS News // July 27, 2019
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(CBS NEWS) – Scientists revealed an asteroid dubbed by some as a “city killer” came closer to the Earth than the moon this week.
The Washington Post reported scientists say they had no idea it was coming.
Asteroid 2019 OK came hurtling toward Earth at a speed of nearly 15 miles a second, before flying past. According to NASA, it was about 45,000 miles from Earth on Thursday.
“It would have hit with over 30 times the energy of the atomic blast at Hiroshima,” astronomer professor Alan Duffy told the Sydney Morning Herald. Duffy called the zooming space rock a “city killer”.
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