Huge Asteroid Zips past Earth Unnoticed
A 400-meter asteroid, one of the most dangerous on record, passed close by Earth last month and was not brought to the public's attention until reports said there was a chance it could strike our planet in less than 20 years. A collision of such magnitude could unleash a force as powerful as several thousand atomic bombs. NASA was quick to assure everyone by saying the chances were extremely thin and that the probability stands at 1:63,000, odds that are fading with more understanding of the asteroid. Out of the possible 10 on the Torino Impact Hazard scale, a system that gauges the danger posed by asteroids, it only has a danger rating of 1.
By Jordan Moses
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