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A COLOSSAL asteroid hurtling through space is feared to be one of the biggest EVER to threaten a collision with Earth. Asteroid 1999 FN53 is travelling faster than 30,000 mph and will brush terrifyingly close to Earth on Thursday.The asteroid is currently hurtling around the Earth fifty times faster than a jumbo jet and double the speed of a space rocket.. Though several million miles away astronomers fear a slight deviation from its orbit will put it on a headlong collision course with the planet. The gigantic missile thought to measure almost a mile across will brush closer than previous monsters which have sparked a global panic.Worried astronomers warned 1999 FN53, which is an eighth of the size of Mount Everest, will skim the Earth in THREE DAYS. A collision would be nothing short of catastrophic triggering mass destruction, earthquakes and global extinction. The monster is more than TEN TIMES bigger than other meteorites currently visible on NASA’s Near Earth Object radar.
originally posted by: awareness10
will we be deleted from the game finally? Will a nuke shatter the dome surrounding the earth? Will doom proceed within the next 24 hrs?
originally posted by: jimmyx
in astronomical terms it's close.....but, it's still 6 million miles, and our moon circles at 238,900 miles, that more than 24 times the distance, than the orbit of the moon....it's not going to destroy the earth, tone the panic and hysteria down please.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: awareness10
I'm pretty sure it's supposed to pass something like 6 million miles from Earth - far from "terrifyingly close" as they claim.