An asteroid four times the size of the Empire State Building is approaching Earth

According to NASA's Center for the Study of Near-Earth Objects (CNEOS), a huge

an asteroid four times the size of the Empire State Building.

An asteroid named 7335 (1989 JA) will fly byour planet at a distance of about 4 million km - or almost 10 times the average distance between the Earth and the Moon. However, given the huge size of the space object (1.8 km in diameter) and relative proximity to our planet, NASA classified the asteroid as "potentially hazardous." This means that it could cause massive damage to our planet if its orbit ever changes and it hits the Earth.

According to NASA, object 7335 (1989 JA) isthe largest asteroid to approach Earth this year. According to scientists, it moves at a speed of about 76,000 km / h, or 20 times faster than a flying bullet. The asteroid will next approach the planet on June 23, 2055. However, it will fly even further, 70 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

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