Earth to closely encounter a 1.8 km wide asteroid in May
Although the asteroid is believed to swoop past Earth without any harm, Nasa has still classified the alien object as potentially hazardous. The asteroid will come as close as 40,24,182 kilometers to the planet, which is dangerously close for an object's flyby.
According to the Nasa Joint Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), an asteroid is classified as a near-Earth object when its distance from our planet is less than 1. The last such big asteroid to come close to Earth was 13,8971 (2001 CB21), which was 1.
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