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Speedy asteroid heading for Earth today! NASA says its travelling at a fiery 23852 kmph

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After a number of asteroids passed very close to Earth earlier this week, another dangerous space rock could pass by today as we move into the new week.

Asteroids have been responsible for some of the biggest events in history. From the Chelyabinsk disaster that claimed many lives to the meteor which caused the extinction of dinosaurs millions of years ago, whenever asteroids have crashed on Earth, they have impacted lives.NASA keeps a watch on these asteroids by studying data collected by various telescopes and observatories such as the Pan-STARRS, the Catalina Sky Survey and the NEOWISE telescope.

While some of this tech is in the sky, other is Earth-based.NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office has issued an alert against an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WD.

The 52-foot asteroid is expected to fly past Earth closely today, November 21, at a distance of 4.2 million kilometers. The asteroid is already on its way towards Earth, travelling at a staggering speed of 23852 kilometers per hour.

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