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Earth has yet another phew moment

Named 2021 SG, an asteroid flew close to the planet on September 16, but because it came from the direction of the Sun, scientists didn’t see it coming…

Think about that.. Where were you on September 16 when you had no idea this was occurring?

According to the NASA-backed International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center, the asteroid has a diameter of anywhere between 42-94 meters, with an average diameter of 68 meters.

This size is around the wingspan of a 747, and is also around the height of the Cinderella Castle in Disney World and around half the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. 

Because of the way the asteroid arrived, it was not noticed until it passed by the next day…

Another close call… that no one would have seen coming.

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