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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Newly found giant asteroid poses no threat to Earth for at least next 150yrs..............

NASA has recently revealed that the newly found massive asteroid, dubbed as 2014 UR116, is not a threat to Earth for at least next 150 years.
Latest news reports from Russia have stated that a researcher discovered a 1,312-foot space rock that could pose a danger to Earth; however, calculations from NASA and the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reported conversely, Discovery news reported.
Officials at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California stated that while this approximately 400-meter sized asteroid has a three-year orbital period around the sun and returns to the Earth's neighborhood periodically, it does not represent a threat, because its orbital path does not pass sufficiently close to the Earth's orbit.
Asteroid UR116 was first seen about six years ago, according to the NASA statement. Officials have now re-computed the space rock's route around the sun and found that it poses no threat to Earth.