Nasa reveals 1,600ft asteroid bigger than MOST buildings will make ‘close approach’ in six days

EARTH is braced for a close brush with a massive asteroid bigger than the Empire State Building in a matter of days. Nasa has been keeping an eye on the rock and has revealed it’ll be a “close approach” in space terms. Asteroid set to pass by on May 15 Thankfully, it will still be well over 3.5million miles away, so there’s nothing to panic about. Experts believe the asteroid is somewhere between 220 and 490 meters wide. At the maximum possible length, that would make it bigger than the Empire State Building, the Shard and the Eiffel Tower. It would dwarf the Statue of Liberty too. Read more about space MARTIAN ON I work with Elon Musk & I know when we’ll put humans on MARS with SpaceX rocket UP TO SCRATCH Strange crisscrossing ‘claw marks’ spotted on Mars by European spacecraft The space rock – officially known as 388945 (2008 TZ3) – is expected to make its closest approach on Sunday, May 15. But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this asteroid – it’s actually passed us before with no problem. Last time it paid a visit was in May 2020. Back then it came even closer,…

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Nasa reveals 1,600ft asteroid bigger than MOST buildings will make ‘close approach’ in six days

Updated: May 9, 2022 — 10:27 am