From CNN Student News
The following paragraph introduces the size of an asteroid that has just zipped by the Earth.
Now, let's think about the size of this. Because here's the baseball diamond right here. Here's actually the tournament field. If you take a ball of - a big rock and you put it right over the infield, that's how big this asteroid was. Right over the infield of any baseball diamond. Now, you take that, you fly that in between the Earth and the Moon. And you have something going for it. Now, this is not one of the closer ones probably will have this year. But it certainly is 90 percent of the way between the Earth and the Moon, and it's called DX-110. 110 because it's actually the hundred and tenth asteroid that they have found so far this year.
I'm uncertain about what the stressed sentence is trying to express. I guess it is a figurative way to introduce the asteroid. Here is how I interpret each key word.
- take: get hold of it in sb's hands
- fly: make something fly in the air
- go for it: to attack it
So I guess the sentence is trying to say: you hold and fly the asteroid like a kite between the Earth and the Moon. And you have something attack it. Right? I feel it may not right, because I feel a little odd about the interpretation. Can anyone tell me how to interpret it? Thanks.