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Three asteroids will barrel past Earth before September ends

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(Natural News) Astronomers are closely monitoring three asteroids that will barrel past Earth before September closes.

Two asteroids are set to blast past the planet within hours of each other on Sept. 25, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. Meanwhile, an asteroid that could be as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza will make its closest approach on Sept. 29.

The three near-Earth objects (NEOs) are not on a collision trajectory to Earth. Such objects are closely monitored by NASA to assess hazard risk and prepare for a potential asteroid impact. However, not all asteroids that fly by or hit Earth are detected – one newly-discovered asteroid flew completely under the radar of major space agencies around the world. Instead, it was detected by an amateur astronomer.

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The first two space rocks are classified as an Apollo asteroid, which means they will cross Earth’s orbit as they travel through space. Asteroid 2020 RO is estimated to be up to 425 feet wide and will come closest to Earth past midnight. It will be followed 20 hours later by asteroid 2020 SM, which is up to 330 feet in diameter.

Although the two asteroids will come into contact with Earth’s orbit, NASA forecasts that they will not land on Earth. The same goes for asteroid 2020 PM7, which is estimated to be up to 655 feet wide.

The string of asteroidal activity comes after an amateur astronomer in Brazil, Leonardo Amaral, recently discovered an asteroid that’s more than half a mile in diameter. Asteroid 2020 QU6 came closest to Earth at about 24 million miles, which is 100 times the distance of the Moon from Earth.

Despite the vast distance, the discovery matters because it exposes the gaps in the strategies and technologies currently used for asteroid detection. For one, all of the world’s major asteroid sky surveys are performed in Earth’s northern hemisphere, which means that objects sneaking up from the south of the equator are more easily missed.

Moreover, about 90 percent of near-Earth objects (NEOs) that are at least a half a mile wide have already been found, reported the Planetary Society. The newly-discovered asteroid isn’t only a great addition to the current asteroid catalog. According to Casey Dreier, the chief advocate and senior space policy adviser for the Planetary Society, “This discovery reminds us that even though we’ve found most large NEOs, we haven’t found all of them.”

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Bride calls off wedding after discovering fiancé made ‘sexist’ demand to her dad

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A bride made the devastating decision to cancel her wedding to her partner of seven years after her dad revealed the ‘sexist’ demand his family had made behind her back.

The dad says his daughter got engaged recently and he had always been fond of her fiancé, who he thought of as “kind, humble and always respectful to our family”.

However, he says when he has met the man’s family for dinner on a couple of occasions, they made remarks towards his daughter which made him feel uncomfortable, including: ‘I don’t know why you’re working, isn’t that the husband’s job? It’s the mother’s job to be taking care of the children’.

As his daughter pair pressed ahead with their plans for the ceremony, the dad says her fiancé arranged a meeting with them both and his parents, adding that his daughter couldn’t be involved.

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Gordon Ramsay’s £20 ‘preselected’ cheese board labelled ‘insulting’ by furious customer

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Gordon Ramsay has sparked outrage once again as a customer complained that a cheese board he received at one of the celebrity chef’s restaurants was “insulting” and “preselected”.

Previously, Gordon was slammed for the size of his steak and chips, was told to “get a grip” for the price of his fry-up and criticised for the roast which was compared to a ‘child’s portion’.

But the latest customer to be disappointed by the TV chef’s food was Simon, who visited the three Michelin star restaurant with friends, Daily Star reports.

Simon was ‘insulted’ after receiving a “preselected” cheese board, and took to TripAdvisor to leave a two-star review.

Their review said: “I visited GR hospital road on a Friday night with friends for a special treat.

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Mum shares tip to fit three pizzas on one oven shelf to make family cooking easy

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Cooking pizzas for the whole family should be quick and easy dinner option – but it usually also throws up a headache.

With only one small oven to get the job done, we have to decide between either cooking one at a time and eating separately, or attempting to rotate them every few minutes to cook them evenly.

But one mum has revealed a painfully easy solution to get three frozen pizzas on one shelf, giving her room to put chips on a tray below – and you’ll wonder why your brain has never come up with the solution itself.

Posting on the Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas Facebook group, the mum demonstrated how she cuts the frozen pizzas in half before arranging them all on a single oven rack, making use of all available space.

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