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2002 AJ129: No, ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Will Not Kill Us All This Super Bowl Sunday

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

At 4.30pm ET February 4, Americans will be getting ready to watch the Philadelphia Eagles battle the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl. Two and a half million miles away, a massive asteroid will skirt past Earth. Stretching roughly half a mile across, asteroid 2002 AJ129 will zoom towards Earth at about 76,000 mph. NASA has labeled the rock "potentially hazardous"—but don’t worry.

While you’re settling in for the Super Bowl, an asteroid will fly hazardously close to Earth

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

At 4.30pm ET February 4, Americans will be getting ready to watch the Philadelphia Eagles battle the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl. Two and a half million miles away, a massive asteroid will skirt past Earth. Stretching roughly half a mile across, asteroid 2002 AJ129 will zoom towards Earth at about 76,000 mph. NASA has labeled the rock "potentially hazardous"—but don’t worry. It won’t ruin your game. 'Potentially hazardous' NASA calls every asteroid larger than 500 feet that comes within 4,650,000 miles of Earth "potentially hazardous." For perspective, that’s approximately 20 times the distance between the Earth and the moon. Asteroid 2002 AJ129 won’t come closer than 10 "lunar

CB Kyle Arrington released by the Ravens

Monday, June 5th, 2017

In correspondence with the signing of cornerback Brandon Boykin, the Ravens have released cornerback Kyle Arrington according to the teams official Twitter account. According to Garrett Downing of the Ravens official website, it is unclear whether or not Arrington will retire following his release. According to Spotrac, the move will free $2.1 million in cap room for the Ravens, doubling what the Ravens before Arringtons release.

Texans’ Day 3 NFL draft picks to be announced from outer space

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

As the NFL looks for ways to make Day 3 of the annual draft more interesting, at least one team has settled on a gimmick to do just that. In a first, the Houston Texans’ picks for the final rounds will be announced from outer space. While it’s the most unique location that will be used on Saturday, the NFL sent a press release saying other different locations will be used on Day 3.