Professor Harold Tells Len & Michael We'd Have Two Years To Respond


An asteroid about as large as the Empire State Building is expected to fly past Earth over the weekend.

Asteroid 2002 NN4 could be up to 18-hundred feet in diameter when it passes by Earth on Saturday. New York City's iconic Empire State Building is more than 14-hundred feet tall at its tip. Officials say the asteroid will pass Earth at a safe distance, despite its daunting size.

Retired professor of Astronomy at Wagner College, NASA Solar System Ambassador, and 710WOR listener Harold Kozak called the Len Berman and Michael Riedel show to tell us what to expect if it was going to hit us. "Once we see an asteroid that is going to be close enough to hit us we only have up to two years to send up a weapon to knock it off course," said Harold.

For the full chat with Professor Harold check out the podcast below...