The huge space rock called 2016 NF23 will make a so-called "close ground approach" in the early morning on Wednesday, August 29th.
US space agency NASA warned the asteroid would skim over the planet at 1am UK time next week
NASA expects the asteroid NF23 to hit the 20,000 mph (9 km / s) at terrifying speeds Planet is babbling.
The asteroid is estimated at a value between 230 feet (70 m) and 524 feet (160 m) in diameter, making it potentially larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
The asteroid is so large that it is on the NASA list of potentially dangerous asteroids.
Such a large space rock could kill millions and destroy a whole city in an instant when it hits the planet at full speed.
So what exactly is the risk asteroid NF23 poses for the earth?
True, the asteroid is listed there as a potentially dangerous space rock is absolutely not afraid of NASA astronomer NF23
On August 29, the asteroid will safely pass the planet at a distance of about 0.0338 astronomical units, which amounts to more than three million miles (4.8 million km).
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Lindley Johnson, a planetary defense officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, asserted that there is absolutely nothing to fear from the asteroid.
He told Space.com: "There" This item is only referred to as a potentially dangerous asteroid (PHA) because it moves within five million miles of Earth orbit over time, but nothing dangerous or dangerous to Earth unique in this asteroid pass.
Asteroid NF23 is a so-called near-earth object (NEO) – an asteroid or comet that passes dangerously close to the planet.
NASO depot of NEO astero ids is not a database of space  Rocks that will one day hit, but their proximity is enough to justify the space agency's interest.  In 2017, NASA said none of the currently monitored asteroids in space are on a collision course with the at least another 100 years Earth.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) also said, "NASA does not know an asteroid or comet currently in collision with Earth. The likelihood of a large collision is quite small.
"In fact, as good as we can tell, no large object is likely to hit Earth in the next few hundred years.
" Better to be able To compute statistics, astronomers need to have as many of the near-Earth objects as possible recognize.
The space agency said it may be too late for the dinosaurs, but astronomers are actively working to keep people alive.