NASA has confirmed that a massive asteroid twice the size of the Empire State Building will approach Earth soon at 43,000 mph. NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination office and other reports show that the asteroid is set to approach Earth at the end of the month.
According to Latestly.com., the report states that the asteroid is set to safely fly past Earth at 0.01325 astronomical units (AU), or 1,231,664 miles – 5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon.
NASA database states that the closest approach for the asteroid dubbed 7482 (1994 PC1) will be on January 18, 2022.
Asteroids have been hitting the Earth for billions of years, said NASA in one of its tweets.