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Asteroid twice the size of the Eiffel Tower will graze our planet

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The 2,000-meter QW7 body, measuring some 650 meters, is approaching the Earth and will pass by September 14, reports the European Space Agency.

An asteroid about twice the size of the Eiffel Tower is en route to Earth, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The 2000 QW7 celestial body will be closest to the Earth on September 14th.

According to ESA information, the asteroid will pass about eight million kilometers from our planet.

This is not the first time this celestial body has passed near the Earth. The last time it passed near the blue planet dates back to the year 2000. It will return next time in 2038, according to astronomers.

Earlier, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he thought a big asteroid would hit the Earth one day, raising the issue of the planet’s “lack of defense” against asteroids.

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