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NASA is tracking a large asteroid up to 200 metres wide heading towards Earth’s orbit today.
The asteroid, labelled 2020 PM7, is estimated to be between 91m and a whopping 200m – which is almost as tall as San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
It is due to safely fly by today, September 29, at a speed of eight kilometres a second, equivalent to 17,895mph.
The space rock is estimate to pass the plant at 2.16pm Eastern Standard Time, which is 7.16pm British Summer Time.
To put the asteroid into perspective 2020 PM7, at its highest estimate, is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty in New York and as tall as the Gherkin, which stands at 180m.
It is also nearly as big as the height of Golden Gate Bridge, which measures 227m in height.
The space rock is classed as an Apollo asteroid which means it intersects with Earth's orbit as it passes.
Despite this, there is an extremely low risk of it hitting Earth, and will pass the planet safely at 1,783,862 miles away.
The asteroid has been listed on NASA's near-Earth Objects (NEOs) Close Approaches website, where the space agency's team of astronomers are currently tracking around 2,000 space rocks, comets and other objects which could fly close to our planet.
Later this week, asteroid 2020 RJ3, is expected to fly-by our planet on October 1, 2020.
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It is 2020 RJ3 is expected to pass our planet safely at a distance of 15.16 lunar units, that's 3,621,061 miles miles away from Earth.
The asteroid will be travelling at a speed of 15.47 kilometres a second or 34,605 miles per hour.
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