The asteroid 65717 will cross the Earth at a speed of up to 8 030 miles per hour and is rated higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris , France, which rises to a whopping 324m
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NASA tracks giant asteroid that has the potential to be taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in France
Space Administration's Near-Earth Object Center has an eye on the asteroid 65717 (BX3) and is listed in its Close Approach table.
The asteroid 65717 was first spotted in 1992 and will pass Earth again on Saturday 17 January at 8:00 a.m..49 p.m. EST, the equivalent of 13 h 49, Greenwich Mean Time
It is planned to fly safely over the Earth at a speed of 359 kilometers per second or 8030 miles per hour
The space rock 65717 is so large that it is estimated to be between 180 and 410 m, which means it will probably be taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower is located 324 m from its mast and is the largest structure in the French capital, as other buildings are limited to a government height restriction of 37 m.
The asteroid 65717 may also be taller than the Empire State Building in New York, which dominates the tourist hotspot of the United States in 381 m from its architectural summit
NASA classifies the asteroid as an Apollo asteroid, which is an asteroid that collides with Earth's orbit as it passes through space
It is saved as a near-Earth object because it should be within 13 astronomical units – 150 million kilometers (93 million miles) – between the Earth and the Sun
Fortunately, the asteroid 65717 will safely pass the planet at a distance of 004733 AT, the equivalent of 4398286 statute miles
An NEO is a tiny body in the solar system, including comets, whose orbit brings it closer to Earth.
The National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and NASA Action Plan have already warned that asteroids up to 1 km in diameter can be at the origin of a chain of devastating events
Earth has not seen an apocalyptic scale asteroid from the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs ago 66 million years
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