An Enormous Asteroid Four Times
The size of the Empire State Building will make a close approach to Earth on May 27, according to NASA CNEOS.
Fear Not: The Asteroid, Named 7335
Will soundly miss our planet by about 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers).
Still, Given The Space Rock's Enormous
Size (1.1. miles, or 1.8 km, in diameter) and relatively close proximity to Earth, NASA has classified the asteroid as "potentially hazardous,"
Meaning It Could Do
Enormous damage to our planet if its orbit ever changes and the rock impacts Earth.
According To NASA
7335 (1989 JA) is the largest asteroid that will make a close approach to Earth this year.
The asteroid is traveling at about 47,200 mph(76,000 km/h), or 20 times faster than a speeding bullet.