How would you like a replica of the Statue of Liberty for Christmas? Or better yet, how would you like an asteroid twice the size of Lady Liberty for Christmas? Well, you’re just shy 2 million miles from wanting to make your wish come true.
The asteroid – SD224 – is rushing towards the earth and will fly on Christmas. It will travel only a few thousand miles faster than the space capsule – 22,000 mph. For those who speed up the work, it is 30 times faster than the speed of sound.
NASA says this is an asteroid with huge donkeys … more than 600 feet long.
Here’s what’s crazy. The asteroid is considered a close Earth object, but when it passes it will be 8 times farther from Earth than the Moon.
BTW … SD224 is not alone. There are almost 25,000 objects from the nearby earth in the sky. And, it wouldn’t be the first time something has hit, take a look at this massive crater in Arizona.
The prospects are certainly in our favor … NASA says that the real threat of an asteroid destroying the earth only happens once in a million years. The question … where are we in that spectrum?