An Asteroid the Size of The Statue of Liberty Will Whiz Past Earth Today (Video)
An Asteroid the Size of The Statue of Liberty Will Whiz Past Earth Today Video – DAHBOO
An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty will zoom past Earth on Tuesday.
The asteroid, dubbed 2010 WC9, is about the size of a football field and will fly past Earth at about 28,655 miles per hour, according to EarthSky. It will come within 126,419 miles of Earth — the closest it has come to our planet in 300 years — though it is still considered a safe passing distance.
The asteroid is expected to whiz past Earth at 6:05 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday, May 15.