Large asteroid of ‘uncertain orbit’ to skim earth in just FOUR DAYS


The asteroid called 2016 XK18 was discovered this month, and is anything from 42 to 93 metres long, meaning it could destroy a city the size of London if it struck.

NASA, which is discovering around 30 new space rocks a week, believes it will pass safely at 5.8 times the distance from the Earth to the moon – that is 1.38 million miles.

But cosmically speaking, that is a cat’s whisker, and the US space agency admits it is not year clear of its orbital path.

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