A massive Asteroid is heading toward Earth

A massive Asteroid is heading toward Earth

An asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is hurtling toward earth. Although it is that big, it is going to be distant enough to not cause any actual harm. 

It is known as 388945 (2008 TZ3) that has been classified as a ‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroid’ due to its relative closeness as it passes our planet. 

NASA aims to keep an eye on the asteroid, among others, predicting that it’s set to make its closest approach later this week. 

Space experts further said the asteroid is approximately 1,608 feet high, standing taller than the Empire State Building’s 1,454 feet, and is comparable to the size of a football field. 

This isn’t the first time this particular rock’s passed the planet, as it orbits the sun every 732 days. 

Two years ago, it passed Earth at a distance of around 2.75 million kilometres, but it’s not predicted to get that close again until May 2163 – when we’ll all be long gone. 

Source: Agencies

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