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NASA warns asteroid bigger than Big Ben to crash into Earth’s orbit at 50,000mph today

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A large asteroid, travelling at incredible speeds of 50,000mph is set to clash with Earth’s orbit today.

The rock, designated 2021RL3, is between 160 feet to 360 feet wide, will come close to our planet’s orbit.

The object is expected to come within 1,804,450 miles of Earth on September 20, at around 3.30pm US time (10.30pm GMT).

The moon is just 238,855 miles away for comparison, and the asteroid is measured to be close enough to be around 7 lunar distances away (trips to the moon and back).

2021RL3 is calculated to get pretty close and it would make a huge impact if it were to strike Earth.



2021RL3 is expected to smash through Earth’s orbit today



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