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Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:15 AM

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of a skyscraper is zooming past Earth today

BY SOPHIE LEWIS

JUNE 1, 2021 / 8:12 AM / CBS NEWS

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid is zooming past Earth on Tuesday and it's not the only one. In total, five asteroids are expected to pass by our planet on Tuesday and Wednesday alone.

The largest of the asteroids, named 2021 KT1, is approximately 600 feet, about the size of the Seattle Space Needle and taller than the Washington Monument. However, scientists believe it could be as large as 1,049 feet, comparative in size to New York City's Chrysler Building.

The asteroid is classified by NASA as a "potentially hazardous object" because it is a near-Earth object that is larger than 492 feet, and will pass within 4.6 million miles of Earth. For reference, the average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles.

2021 KT1 is expected to come within 4.5 million miles of Earth, a relatively close encounter. It will fly past at around 40,000 miles per hour, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/asteroid-earth-tuesday-nasa-potentially-hazardous/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 10:56 AM

1. So that's why a certain docu-series has perhaps been censored? hehehe...

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(A Revealed Film hosted by Patrick Gentempo?) I see nothing wrong with having a low-modicum of emergency preparations for natural events, but the self-bunkered preppers against annihilation in areas of finance, food, and shelter concerns in an aftermath can really take things regarding survival of their species too far...

https://rsoe-edis.org/eventList

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 1, 2021, 12:41 PM

2. Interesting site at your link.

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:10 PM

3. As an aside......

IRS is prepared to resume tax collection within 30 days of an all-out nuclear exchange. (I don't know who they think they will collect them FROM, but they'll be ready to do it! so they say....)

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