A Huge Asteroid Is Going To Pass the Earth This Month, and You Might Be Able To Catch a Glimpse

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In case the world isn’t scary enough, space rocks are here to give you some more nightmares. A huge asteroid is going to pass the earth this month, and you might be able to catch a glimpse. If you aren’t too busy stockpiling food in your doomsday bunker, that is…

According to scientists at NASA, asteroid 2014 JO25 will pass by our planet on April 19th. Obviously, the key words here are “asteroid” and “will pass by.” 2014 JO25 will comfortably soar roughly 1.1 million miles away from our lovely planet.


So instead of this:

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It will be more like this:

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So no need to sell your belongings just yet. Instead, you might want to go buy yourself a telescope and try to catch a glimpse of this huge asteroid. After all, the asteroid is pretty big. According to research and data, it is around 2,000 feet wide. Guess a little worrying is par for the course once you learn that this asteroid is two-fifths of a mile big. No one wants that thing falling into their backyards.

Following its pass-by date on April 19th, amateur astronomers and star enthusiasts can try and look for 2014 JO25 in the night sky. But keep in mind that it might be hard. Still, it is worth a shot because this asteroid won’t come close to us for another 500 years.

Another space marvel will also make an appearance.

If you are not a huge fan of asteroids, fear not. Comet PanSTARSS will also be at its nearest point to Earth on April 19th. Meaning you can possibly spot two awesome space things in one star-gazing night. Not too shabby, if you ask us. Just remember to pack a snack and some warm clothes. After all, even people at NASA understand the importance of keeping your energy up and your stomach fed.
This post was written by Usman Abrar. To contact the writer write to iamusamn93@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook

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