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In December, an asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower will approach Earth. Should you be concerned?

Scientists plan to investigate the new asteroid that is heading towards Earth.


In December, an asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower in Paris will pass by Earth, offering astronomers the opportunity to investigate another asteroid.

The asteroid, known as 4660 Nereus or 1982 DB, is an egg-shaped asteroid almost the same size as the renowned Paris monument.

It will pass by Earth on December 11th.
The asteroid will pass Earth at a distance of roughly 2.4 million miles (3.9 million kilometres).
The distance between the Earth and the moon is approximately 385,000 kilometres. As a result, you should have a better idea of how far it will be from Earth.

The asteroid's closeness may allow scientists to investigate the moving space object. There are currently no plans for missions to the asteroid, but they may be considered before it passes Earth.

Massive asteroids have a habit of passing close to Earth. An asteroid the size of the Golden Gate Bridge flew near Earth in March. In 2021, that asteroid was the largest and fastest to pass by Earth.

This asteroid had no chance of colliding with Earth.

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