A Potentially Hazardous Giant
Asteroid is set to zoom past Earth with a 37,400 km/h speed on Thursday, according to NASA.
The Asteroid, Named 418135
Has an estimated diameter between 350 to 780 metres, revealed NASA's Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).
NASA Defines Any Space Object
That comes within 193 million km of Earth as a "near-Earth object" (NEO) and any fast-moving object within 7.5 million km as "potentially hazardous
According To The Centre
As they orbit the Sun, the NEOs can occasionally approach close to Earth.
However, It Explained That
A "close" passage astronomically can be very far away in human terms: millions or even tens of millions of kilometres.
Asteroid 418135 Is Thus
Expected to skim past our planet without any risk of impact, Live Science reported.