NASA announces image of asteroids flying over land It looks like a "hippopotamus" (photo)
BEIJING, Dec. 23 / PRNewswire / – NASA has released a photo of an asteroid flying over Earth, which looks like a hippopotamus in the water. Scientists say the asteroid will fly through Earth at a distance of about 2.9 million kilometers.
The shape of this asteroid looks like a hippopotamus in a potential water. (Source: NASA)
The asteroid is numbered in 2003 SD220 and has a length of at least 1.6 km. The shape of the asteroid is like a half-body hippo dipping into water. NASA named the asteroid "holiday" because it appeared before Christmas.
Due to its large size, the asteroid is classified as "potentially dangerous", but NASA believes it will pose no threat in the near future.
According to NASA, this is the closest thing this asteroid has to Earth since the age of 400. The next time you look at it from such a close distance, you can only wait until 2070.