Paranoid asteroid: FIVE more space rocks headed towards Earth, highlighting need for planetary defense initiatives

Paranoid asteroid: FIVE more space rocks headed towards Earth, highlighting need for planetary defense initiatives
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NASA’s planetary defense network is warning of yet another barrage of five asteroids due to enter Earth’s backyard this week, in the latest test of our early-warning systems and preparedness in the face of space-based threats.

The opening salvo will consist of two asteroids, 2013 XA22 and 2020 KZ3, measuring 310 feet and 64 feet, which will pass Earth at a distance of 1.8 million miles and 761,000 miles respectively. 

The average distance between Earth and the Moon is about 239,000 miles, so despite the relatively close call with 2020KZ3, we will be spared any danger. 

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