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Asteroid news: NASA confirms London Eye-sized space rock will fly past Earth

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In addition to the asteroid’s size and distance, NASA experts are also impressively able to provide an accurate sense of its speed.

Using their cutting-edge technology, the space agency confirms the body to be travelling at 10.37 km/s or 23,197mph.

To put this into perspective, this asteroid is so fast, it is shooting through space ten times faster than a bullet fired from a gun.

But such speeds are actually the norm in the extreme environment of space.



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