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söndag 8 juni 2014

Asteroid passes by Earth close

Asteroid passes by Earth close
Asteroid passes by Earth close 
Photo: TT 
On Sunday, passing the so-called monster rock, or asteroid 2014HQ124 earth. With only 1.25 million kilometers into the earth, the 325-meter-wide stone observed with telescopes, writes Aftonbladet. 

Would asteroid have hit Earth, it would cause disaster. 

- If it had laid down in the Atlantic Ocean would probably a tidal wave of 100 meters formed. Then one can imagine what it would be like to live on the West Coast, says Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, professor of astronomy at Uppsala University, told the newspaper. 

Although the space is teeming with millions of asteroids, it happens only once or twice per million years of the Earth is hit by one. But then it will go, according to Lagerkvist, on the other hand, "really bad".

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