The asteroid, which has been designated the name 2021RL3, is measured to be close enough to be around 7 lunar distances away (trips to the Moon and back)
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As Brits begin to get ready for bed this evening, an asteroid larger than Big Ben’s clock tower is set to crash through the Earth’s orbit, travelling at incredible speeds of 50,000mph.
The rock, designated 2021RL3, is between 160 feet to 360 feet wide, is expected to come within 1,804,450 miles of Earth, at roughly 10.30pm tonight.
For comparison, the Moon is located just 238,855 miles away.
The asteroid is measured to be close enough to be around 7 lunar distances away (trips to the moon and back),…