Asteroid The Size Of Giza Pyramid, Taj Mahal, to Pass ‘Close’ To Earth

NASA says a huge asteroid is set to pass “close” to Earth this Sunday. The 2008 GO20 asteroid is between 318 and 720 feet tall and is traveling through space at 18,000 miles per hour. The gigantic asteroid has drawn size comparisons to the Giza Pyramid and Taj Mahal and is predicted to come as close to Earth as 2.8 million miles.

For comparison, the Earth’s moon is 238,855 miles away from the planet, while Venus is 126.11 million miles away, and Mars is 236.5 million miles away.

NASA says the distance could shrink due to the gravitational pull of planets as the asteroid passes through the solar system, but the main concern would lay with potential future collisions rather than any worry over the asteroid’s passage on Sunday.

Source: Fox

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