Asteroid That's Nearly the Height of the World's Tallest Building Is Flying by Earth Soon

Space.com | 8/23/2019 | Laura Geggel
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A monster of an asteroid that nearly rivals the height of the Burj Khalifa — the world's tallest building, located in Abu Dhabi — is cruising by Earth in less than a month, according to NASA.

The asteroid 2000 QW7 is incredibly bulky, measuring anywhere between 951 and 2,132 feet (290 and 650 meters) in diameter, and just a tad shorter than the 2,716-foot-tall (828 m) Burj Khalifa.

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This asteroid is so immense, it's nearly twice the height of the 1,250-foot-tall (381 m) Empire State building. It's expected to whiz by our blue planet on Sept. 14, according to the Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), a part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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However, asteroid 2000 QW7 isn't exactly in a position to drop in for tea. First off, it will be going incredibly fast — 14,361 mph (23,100 km/h) —...
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