On April 29, an asteroid estimated to be between 1.1 and 2.5 miles wide will fly by Earth. But it’s not expected to collide with our planet, thankfully. If it did, the asteroid is “large enough to cause global effects,” according to NASA, back when the asteroid was first discovered.
The asteroid is called 52768 (1998 OR2) and it was first seen in 1998. It will pass within 3,908,791 miles of Earth, moving at 19,461 miles per hour.
The flyby is expected to occur on Wednesday, April 29, at 4:56 a.m. ET, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies. They track Near-Earth Objects that could collide with Earth.
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