Asteroid 4x Empire State  Earth on May 27

Building Barreling Toward

An Enormous Asteroid Four Times

The size of the Empire State Building will make a close approach to Earth on May 27, according to NASA CNEOS.

Fear Not: The Asteroid, Named 7335

Will soundly miss our planet by about 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers).

Still, Given The Space Rock's Enormous

Size (1.1. miles, or 1.8 km, in diameter) and relatively close proximity to Earth, NASA has classified the asteroid as "potentially hazardous,"

Meaning It Could Do

Enormous damage to our planet if its orbit ever changes and the rock impacts Earth.

According To NASA

7335 (1989 JA) is the largest asteroid that will make a close approach to Earth this year. 

Scientists Estimate

The asteroid is traveling at about 47,200 mph(76,000 km/h), or 20 times faster than a speeding bullet.

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