March 21, 2023


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NASA said a newly discovered asteroid the size of a swimming pool has a 1 in 600 chance of colliding with Earth.

A newly discovered asteroid may come dangerously close to Earth about 20 years from now, with a 1 in 600 chance that the space rock will smash directly into our planet, according to officials. NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office tweeted (Opens in a new tab).

While that’s an above-average risk level for a near-Earth asteroid, it’s still a “very small chance” of impact, NASA wrote — and the risk level is expected to decrease as clearer observations of the asteroid become available.