The asteroid, known as 2016 NH23, is estimated to measure between 230ft and 525ft in diameter, which could be bigger than the Great Pyramind of Giza, standing at a cool 451ft.
NASA has said that it will make a ‘close approach’ on August 29. It will pass within 0.03377 astronomical units, or about three million miles of Earth. Luckily, according to Lindley Johnson, a planetary defence officer at NASA’s Headquarters in Washington, said the asteroid poses no risk to us on Earth.
He told: “There is absolutely nothing for concern by this pass of 2016 NF23.
“This object is merely designated a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) because its orbit over time wings it within five million miles of Earth’s orbit, but there is nothing hazardous to Earth or even unique about this pass of the asteroid.”
The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) also said: “Nasa knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.
“In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.
“To be able to better calculate the statistics, astronomers need to detect as many of the near-Earth objects as possible.”
Looks like there’s nothing to worry about things happening in space as of now, and hopefully, it will never be an issue to think about.