Hazardous Giant  Earth On Thursday

Asteroid To Skim Past

A Potentially Hazardous Giant

Asteroid is set to zoom past Earth with a 37,400 km/h speed on Thursday, according to NASA.

The Asteroid, Named 418135

Has an estimated diameter between 350 to 780 metres, revealed NASA's Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).

NASA Defines Any Space Object

That comes within 193 million km of Earth as a "near-Earth object" (NEO) and any fast-moving object within 7.5 million km as "potentially hazardous

According To The Centre

As they orbit the Sun, the NEOs can occasionally approach close to Earth.

However, It Explained That

A "close" passage astronomically can be very far away in human terms: millions or even tens of millions of kilometres.

Asteroid 418135 Is Thus

Expected to skim past our planet without any risk of impact, Live Science reported.

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