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A skyscraper-sized ‘potentially dangerous’ asteroid will zip into Earth’s orbit on Halloween

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A newly discovered, “potentially dangerous” asteroid nearly the size of the world’s tallest skyscraper will whiz past Earth just in time for Halloween, according to NASA.

The the asteroid, called the 2022 RM4, has an estimated diameter of 1,083 to 2,428 feet (330 and 740 m) – just under the height of Dubai’s 2,716-foot-tall (828 m) Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It will fly past our planet at about 52,500 mph (84,500 km/h), or about 68 times the speed of sound. According to NASA (opens in new tab).

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