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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Time-lapse footage of asteroid pass near the Earth

This is one of the most amazing, incredible and terrifying events and moments, an asteroid pass near the Earth in a speed reached 43 thousand kilometers per hour, it was captured in Time-lapse footage.

Throughout the early hours of Tuesday morning, a small asteroid at a distance very close to the planet extremely rapidly reach 43 thousand kilometers per hour.

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Any asteroid falling from the sky would have a tremendous amount of energy. Here's a typical example. In 2028, the asteroid 1997XF11 will come extremely close to Earth but will miss the planet. If something were to change and it did hit Earth, what you would have is a mile-wide asteroid striking the planet's surface at about 30,000 mph. An asteroid that big traveling at that speed has the energy roughly equal to a 1 million megaton bomb. It's very likely that an asteroid like this would wipe out most of the life on the planet. via

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