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Burj Khalifa-sized asteroid to fly past Earth

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Filed on August 26, 2019 | Last updated on August 26, 2019 at 06.30 pm
Burj Khalifa, asteroid, 2000 QW7


The date is set for September 14.

A massive asteroid the size of Burj Khalifa will fly past the Earth on September 14.

Asteroid 2000 QW7, a near-Earth object, will fly by at a safe distance of 5.3 million km at a speed of 23,100 kmph, according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), a part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the Indian Express reported.

The asteroid 2000 QW7 measures between 290m and 650m in width, and it is almost 828 metres in height. Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, is 830m tall.

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