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Hidden ‘Planet Killer’ Asteroid Could Smash into Earth One Day


Hidden 'Planet Killer' Asteroid Could Smash into Earth One Day

Asteroids of this size are big enough to cause mass extinction events.

     A “planet killer”
asteroid
that is hiding in the glare of the sun has finally been detected, and
the giant space rock could smash into Earth one day.

The 0.9-mile-wide (1.5 kilometers) “potentially hazardous” asteroid, named
2022 AP7, is one of several large space rocks that astronomers recently
discovered near the orbits of Earth and Venus.



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