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Asteroid speeding at 94,000 kmph to approach Earth on Aug 21

20/08/2021 03:00 PM | Click to read full article

Asteroids have always been a cause of concern for astronomers worldwide, and an object approximately 4,500 feet in diameter has joined the list as it approaches Earth. Nasa has classified asteroid 2016 AJ193 as potentially hazardous as it comes close to Earth on the night of August 21.

The object will be cruising at a massive speed of 94,208 kilometres per hour. The object, classified as potentially hazardous, will next come close to Earth in 2063.