Space agency NASA has confirmed that an asteroid which is seven times larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza is rushing towards our plane.
NASA’s asteroid trackers evaluate the space rock will close-in on Earth on October 25. When the asteroid nears to Earth, the rock will reach speeds of more than 25,000 (40,200kph).
Now talking about the history of Asteroid HL1, it is a hazardous asteroid (PHA) which was first recognized 21 years ago.
Located on April 18, 1988, astronomers have called the asteroid a “Near-Earth Object” or NEO. NEOs are all comets and asteroids orbiting the Sun that appear close to Earth.
Infrequently, an asteroid-like HL1 will meet ways with Earth’s orbit on a close approach trajectory.
NASA’s asteroid trackers predict the giant space rock measures about in the range of 1,443ft to 3,248ft (440m to 990m) across.
The asteroid is seven times bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
If an object this size ever hit the planet, NASA insists the effects would have a “worldwide” influence.
The asteroid will come in Earth’s corner of space later this month on Friday, October 25
Based on NASA’s orbital predictions, the asteroid is rushing through space at speeds of around 11.21km per second or 25,076mph (40,356kph).
A single astronomical unit specifies the distance from the Earth to the Sun. The distance between Earth and the Sun is around 93 million miles (149.6 million km). Asteroid HL1 will drastically cut this distance down to just 3.86 million miles (6.2 million km).
In other words, the space rock will surround our planet from 16.7 times the distance to the Moon. After the asteroid carefully misses the planet, it will revisit Earth on another close approach on October 15, 2026.