NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is ‘potentially hazardous’

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Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now imagine that piece of rock buzzing toward Earth on its way to making a nearby pass (and by "nearby," we mean more than 11 times the distance between our planet and the moon).

If you were a scientist at NASA, you’d probably deem that object as “potentially hazardous,” too. But thankfully, we shouldn't need any stunts like the one pulled off in Armageddon to save us.

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