Despite there is a giant asteroid is on its way towards the Earth, but it’s not the end of the world yet.
Asteroid 7498 (1994 PC1), as astronomers named it, is over 3,500 feet across, flying through space. It won’t hit our beautiful planet, but it will pass by it very close on January 18, 2022.
To imagine its size, you can compare it with the Empire State Building in New York, but 2.5 times higher. NASA worried about the asteroid size and close to Earth, so it considers it as potentially dangerous.
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This enormous Asteroid hasn’t an impact to be worried about currently. Because it won’t change its path or be any closer to the Earth. To be more specific, astronomers expect that Asteroid 7498 (1994 PC1), will pass within 1.2 million miles of the Earth. Which is five times the distance between our planet and its lovely Moon. In addition, it is the closest asteroid that it will come for the next 200 years.
The chance of seeing this waited asteroid with your naked eye is so little since it will pass so far from Earth.
If you are interested in seeing the asteroid, you will need at least a small telescope. And of course, you need to know where and when the asteroid will exactly pass.