Sat. Mar 6th, 2021

An as extensive because the is lengthy will hurtle previous subsequent month. However though it will likely be the most important and speediest asteroid to fly by our planet this yr, there is no cause to panic.

The area rock, formally referred to as 231937 (2001 FO32), is about 0.5 to 1 mile (0.eight to 1.7 kilometers) in diameter and can come inside 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) of Earth at 11:03 a.m. EST (1603 GMT) on 21 — shut sufficient and huge sufficient to be categorised as “probably hazardous,” according to a database revealed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

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