But NASA says it will be about 3.2 million miles away from our planet, 13 times farther than the moon, so there really is no reason to worry.
And such events are quite normal. Last August, an asteroid was estimated to be the same size as the 2002 NN4 passed by Earth, and then experts called it medium sized.
Still, then, the probability of actually hitting an asteroid on Earth is rather weak – it happens every two or three centuries.
Being millions of miles away is not the case with the 2002 NN4. So you can spend a relaxing Saturday evening, knowing that an asteroid doesn’t actually come to blow us up. Today, at least.
Next time it will be in June 2029, when the 2002 NN4 will be near us.
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