Asteroid whizzing by Earth this week

Asteroid whizzing by Earth this week

Asteroid whizzing by Earth this week

The report said that NASA believes the asteroid is not in danger of colliding with the planet, but it is "a very close approach for an asteroid of this size", which is why it's an uncomfortable situation.

This asteroid is not expected to come so close to earth again for at least four centuries.

It's the closest an asteroid of any size has come to the Earth since 3.1 mile wide Asteroid Toutatis waved hello in September 2004 on its way by. At that time, 1999 AN10 asteroid (800-meter-wide) will cruise by Earth at one lunar distance. We'll be safe here on the ground, but it is also a pretty close shave - scientists call it "among the strongest asteroid radar targets of the year".

If you can't find Asteroid 2014 JO25 in the sky, there's a comet you might be able to see.

According to The Independent, an asteroid one mile wide hitting our planet would unleash an energy similar to around 1,000 atom bombs - the kind that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid will come within 1.8 million kilometres (1.1 million miles) from Earth which is five times less than the distance to the Moon.

A almost 2,000-foot asteroid will be visible as it flies past Earth on april 19.

A sizable asteroid will pass by Earth on Wednesday, according to astronomers.

The April 19 encounter will provide an opportunity to study this asteroid.

It should be visible with a small optical telescope for one or two nights before moving out of range.

Using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in Mojave Desert, California, astronomers have captured radar images of the rotating, two-lobed asteroid 2014 JO25, just as the object is preparing to make a flyby of the Earth-Moon system.

You will need a star chart and a small telescope.

A potentially hazardous asteroid, which is as big as the Rock of Gibraltar, will pass by Earth in an uncomfortably close distance on 19 of April.

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