As if 2020 couldn't get any worse, an asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is approaching the earth, as reported by NASA. According to the American space agency, the asteroid called 163348 (2002 NN4), will pass by the earth tomorrow, Saturday, June 6th.
The asteroid, composed of 90% rock, will pass within 0.03 Astronomical Units (AU) of the Earth, or about 3 million miles. This figure may seem enormous, but on a scale as large as space, it is actually very close.
A dangerous asteroid?
NASA has been interested in this asteroid mainly because of its unprecedented size.
Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, its diameter is estimated at between 160 and 350 miles, making it potentially larger than the Empire State Building,' said the space agency to Yahoo.
This asteroid could be larger than 90% of other asteroids, and that's why NASA has been monitoring it. Given its size and its estimated distance, which is quite close to Earth, the asteroid has been classified as potentially dangerous for the planet by the space agency, which monitors its trajectory on a daily basis.
Will we be able to see it?
Unfortunately, this asteroid will not be visible to the naked eye, but you can still follow its progress via the spacereference.org website. The website also revealed that at this very moment, in space, the year is actually 2105!
Plus, a few days ago, NASA impressed us by revealing that a potential parallel world has finally been proven. Absolutely fascinating information!