NASA has affirmed that a space rock more significant than the tallest human-made structures on Earth will miss the planet by two or three million miles Saturday, the International Business Times announced.
The space rock is going toward Earth at a speed of very nearly 34,000 miles for each hour, the outlet reported. A crash would almost certainly trigger an atomic winter and mass elimination. However, the space rock is set to pass the planet by around 3.6 million miles.
NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies recognized the space rock as 163373 (2002 PZ39). It is assessed to have a measurement of around 3,250 feet, making it more significant than the Burj Dubai, which is at present the tallest structure on the planet.
The space rock has been named a “Conceivably Hazardous Asteroid” by NASA. It is an Apollo space rock, which implies it will cross Earth’s way around the sun.
As per NASA’s website, “Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are right now characterized dependent on parameters that measure the space rock’s capability to make compromising close ways to deal with the Earth.”
NASA, as of now gauges that the space rock will pass by the planet on Saturday at 6:05 a.m. EST, the International Business Times revealed.
Source - The Digital Weekly