Earth is preparing to meet in a few days an asteroid bigger than the famous “Empire State” building in New York City (with 102 floors).
NASA has been observing space rock, and it has revealed that it is “close” to us from the perspective of space.
Fortunately, the asteroid is still over 3.5 million miles, so there is no reason to panic.
Astronomers believe the asteroid will be 220 to 490 meters wide. As high as possible, it is the Empire State Building (102-storey tallest building in New York City), the Shortest in London (total height 310m, number of floors 101) and the Eiffel Tower (313.2m high) in Paris.
The meteorite, officially known as 388,945 (2008 TZ3), is expected to come very close to Earth on Sunday, May 15.
But this is not the first time I have seen this asteroid as it has passed without any problems before.
His last visit was in May 2020 to the 2008 TZ3. At that time, he approached us from a distance of 1.7 million miles.
It is noteworthy that this asteroid orbits the Earth once every two years because it orbits the Sun just like us.
His passing this weekend will be very close to us for the rest of our lives. It is scheduled to pass again in May 2024, but beyond that, it will be 6.9 million miles away.
The next time the 2008 TZ3 comes close to Earth this weekend is on May 2163.