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Asteroid 1979XB ESA Highest Risk #2 - Track live*!

Asteroid 1979XB holds the 2nd position on the European Space Agency (ESA) Risk List for Near-Earth Asteroids. It is predicted to have a chance of impace sometime midway through this century. It's size is huge at 900m, and an impact of 1979XB will be a catastrophic event. The orbit of the space rock is still somewhat unreliable. You can find the best estimate in the visualization below.

Where is Asteroid 1979XB now?

Currently 1979XB is 247,045,941 (165,045,941) from earth, racing through the solar system at 79,847 (49,904). It is 19,324,670 (12,007,793) from the spot where it will rendezvous with earth. It is getting 27.5 (17.2) closer to earth every second.

Since midnight last night it got 531,068 km (331,917 mi) closer Since you started looking at this page it got 0 km (0 mi) closer

Asteroid 1979XB

Will it hit or miss Earth?

Data from NASA JPL HORIZONS database for solar system objects.

Photo Credit and other: NASA, ESO/S. Brunier
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