An asteroid the size of Big Ben is currently hurtling towards our planet , NASA has warned.

The space rock, dubbed 2013 MD8 will make a ‘close approach’ to our planet tomorrow afternoon, at which point it will be travel at a staggering speed of 30,422 miles/hour.

Thankfully, the asteroid will be over three million miles from Earth during the pass, which will take place at around 17:55 GMT.

However, this is a distance that NASA still deems ‘close.’

The space rock is thought to measure around 85 metres in diameter.

To put that into perspective, it’s roughly the same size as the Big Ben clock tower, or the Statue of Liberty!

Before you start to panic about the impending end of the world, the good news is that 2013 MD8 is very unlikely to strike Earth.

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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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