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The asteroid of ‘uncertain orbit’ that REALLY could smash into Earth, according to NASA

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NASA revealed that an asteroid will fly past our planet without causing harm, However, it could  return because asteroid’s path is uncertain.

NASA gives near-Earth asteroid a condition code regarding the certainty of its travel from one to 10, with the latter meaning least certainty.

The 100-feet long cosmic rubble known as asteroid 2013 TX68 is currently heading our way with a condition code of 8 and predicted passes of between just 11,000 miles and as much as 9 million miles.

The latest estimate as it nears is it will be about 5 million miles, but a close watch remains on it.

Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near Earth Orbit Studies said: “This asteroid’s orbit is quite uncertain, and it will be hard to predict where to look for it.

The space agency is still confident there is no risk of it hitting us next week, but it puts the chances of a next year strike at one-in-250 million, so fortunately the odds are still quite low.

(Express.co.uk)

 

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