A massive asteroid is is set to to slam into Earth's orbit tomorrow (Tuesday, April 11) – and it is one of the biggest to come near the planet for several years.
Given to catchy title of 436774 (2012 KY3) by NASA's top experts, the gigantic beast has been placed on the space agency's Near Earth Objects list.
And they reckon that it has a diametre of around 1.2km, which the Daily Star's expert maths department has calculated to measure the same as 765 Mia Khalifas.
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The social media influencer and former porn star measure around 1.75m, which when you take the measurements of the potential planet-killing asteroid and divide it by Mia's height – and round it up slightly – you get 765 of her.
Because of its massive girth, the asteroid is actually capable of plowing through the Earth's orbit and slam into our planet causing untold destruction . . . if it changes from its current trajectory.
It is currently thought that it will come around 4.7 million kilometres near us – thus avoiding absolute catastrophe.
The potential crash will take place at around 7.08pm, although it has not been made clear where that will happen or if you will be able to see it with the naked eye.
The first time 436774 (2012 KY3) was spotted was in 2015 by the eagle-eyed experts at the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Arizona, US.
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If everything goes to plan and it flies past us without any destruction being caused, it will be back on September 20, 2025, before returning once more in October 2029.
It will then take a five years break before hurting towards us once more in February 2034.
The experts have somehow calculated that its final journey near Earth will take place on January 20, 2198 at exactly 7.14am – so make sure you set your alarms for that one.
Earlier this morning it was declared by NASA that a meteor the size of 90 elephants was hurting towards Earth.
Called 2023 FM, it came very close to Earth on April 6.
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This came a few days after NASA warned that a planet-killer asteroid will strike Earth on average once every 600,000 to 700,000 years.
New research by James Garvin, chief scientist of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, suggested that impacts of space rocks over half a mile across could be three times more frequent than previous estimates.
An object that size would, apart from causing massive local devastation, blow a huge mass of the planet’s atmosphere into space. “It would be in the range of serious crap happening,” Garvin said.
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