NASA has confirmed of which an asteroid larger than the tallest man-made structures on Earth will miss the planet by a few million miles Saturday, the International Business Times reported.
The asteroid will be traveling toward Earth at a speed of almost 34,000 miles per hour, the outlet reported. A collision might likely trigger a nuclear winter in addition to mass extinction, nevertheless the asteroid will be set to pass the planet by approximately 3.6 million miles.
NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies identified the asteroid as 163373 (2002 PZ39). of which will be estimated to have a diameter of approximately 3,250 feet, producing of which larger than the Burj Dubai, which will be currently the tallest building inside globe.
The asteroid has been labeled a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” by NASA. of which will be an Apollo asteroid, which means of which will intersect Earth’s path around the sun.
According to NASA’s website, “Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters of which measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth.”
NASA currently estimates of which the asteroid will pass by the planet on Saturday at 6:05 a.m. EST, the International Business Times reported.
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