NASA has warned that an enormous asteroid the same size as a Jumbo Jet is currently hurtling towards our planet.
The asteroid, dubbed 2019 BC3, will make a ‘close approach’ to Earth at around 17.59 GMT, at which point it will be travelling at 29,500 miles/hour.
Thankfully, at that point the asteroid will still be around three million miles away from Earth.
However, this distant is considered ‘close’ by NASA.
2019 BC3 measures around 31-69 metres in diameter.
To put this into perspective, at the upper end of that estimate, that’s the same size as a Jumbo Jet!
Before you start to panic about the impending end of the world, the good news is that 2019 BC3 is very unlikely to strike Earth.
NASA said: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.
“In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”
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