Asteroids of this size are big enough to cause mass extinction events.
A “planet killer”
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.