The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has predicted that on May 16, around 2.48 a.m., the enormous space rock Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) will approach Earth very closely. According to space scientists, the Earth is being threatened by a giant asteroid.
Furthermore, according to NASA, the asteroid measures 1,608 feet wide. The famous Empire State building in New York is 1,454 feet tall. The asteroid is remarkably more significant than the Eiffel Tower.
It is significant to mention that according to estimations made by space scientists, it will pass us from a distance of approximately 2.5 million miles. This has been marked as a “close approach” by NASA.” Asteroid 388945 is not the first time it has visited our planet. It traveled just 1.7 million miles from Earth in May 2020, making it an extremely close approach.
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It’s interesting to note that this space rock regularly orbits the Sun, passing by Earth every two years, according to space scientists. The following close approach to Earth will occur in May 2024, although it will be 6.9 million miles farther away.
An asteroid exceeding a specific size that approaches Earth within 4.65 million miles is deemed “possibly hazardous.” “prudent space authorities. Asteroids are pieces of planet debris in the vast, endless space that keep rotating. For many years, experts have warned that some enormous asteroids might harm Earth.