Astronomer discovers asteroid that could hit Earth

October 17, 2013 6:03:25 PM PDT
Astronomers around the world are now confirming the discovery of a massive asteroid with a very slight potential of hitting the Earth.

A Ukrainian astronomer is the latest to confirm the sighting of the 1,300 foot-wide asteroid in what's known as the "Giraffe Constellation."

It will be a million miles from the Earth's orbit on August 26, 2032.

Astronomers say the chances of it hitting Earth are slim -- about 1 in 63,000.


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