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‘Potentially hazardous asteroid’ will make its closest-ever approach to Earth on April Fools’ Day (yes, really)

Astronomers have confirmed that a “potentially dangerous” asteroid will approach Earth as closely as possible this Friday (April 1st). However, there is no need to panic; Astronomers say the massive space rock will miss us by about 4.6 million miles (7.4 million kilometers).

The asteroid, known as 2007 FF1, is between 360 feet and 656 feet (110 and 260 meters) in diameter. SpaceReference.com, a database compiling information from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and the International Astronomical Union. Rock 2007 FF1 is known as an Apollo-class asteroid, of which there are about 15,000, meaning that its orbit around the Sun (which lasts 684 days) intersects Earth’s orbit. The asteroid is classified as potentially dangerous due to its size and relatively close orbit Earth.

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