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The asteroid is making its way toward Earth and is estimated to be larger than the Empire State Building. Getty Images/iStockphoto

The asteroid is making its way toward Earth and is estimated to be larger than the Empire State Building.
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The asteroid is making its way toward Earth and is estimated to be larger than the Empire State Building.
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NASA is watching out for a colossal space rock that is going towards Earth.

The US space office expects Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) to make a nearby way to deal with our planet on May 15.

The goliath space rock is anticipated to ultimately depend on 1,608 feet wide.

In correlation, New York’s notable Empire State Building remains at 1,454 feet tall.

A space rock of this size would cause some genuine harm assuming that it hit Earth.

There’s compelling reason need to overreact however as Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) ought to pass us from a distance of around 3.5 million miles away.

That might sound very far away however in the fantastic plan of room this is certainly not an enormous distance by any means.

That is the reason Nasa has still hailed it as a

“nearby methodology”.

If a space rock goes in close vicinity to 4.65 million miles and is over a specific size, it’s thought of “possibly dangerous” by careful space organizations.

Sunday’s asteroid fits this description.

It should shoot past from its safe distance at a speed of just over 18,000 miles per hour.

Nasa says the asteroid should pass Earth at around 5:18 p.m. ET and 9:18 p.m. GMT.

Plans to save Earth from asteroids

Some experts are worried that Earth isn’t yet ready to defend itself from potentially deadly asteroids.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk once sparked concern by tweeting:

“a big rock will hit Earth eventually & we currently have no defense.”

Nasa is looking into some defense methods though.

It recently launched its Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission.

Nasa said:

“DART is the first-ever mission dedicated to investigating and demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection by changing an asteroid’s motion in space through kinetic impact.”

The DART craft should slam into a small asteroid called Dimorphos in September with the aim of moving it off course.

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