An Asteroid as large as Burj Khalifa will pass Earth on Saturday

Image of Asteroid 2000 QW7 captured by the Virtual Telescope Project

Astronomers at NASA has reported that an Asteroid named Asteroid 2000 QW7 will pass by Planet Earth on Saturday evening.

Asteroid 2000 QW7 is estimated to be between 290 meters and 650 meters in diameter, or between 951 and 2,132 feet which could be as large as some of the tallest buildings on the planet.

Burj Khalifa of Dubai is the tallest building is the world which is 2,717 feet tall and the second tallest building is the Shanghai Tower of China at 2,073 feet.

It is estimated to pass the Earth by a distance of 3,312,944 miles at 7:54 p.m. ET (5:24 a.m IST on 15th September) travelling at a speed of 14,361 miles per hour.

Astronomers don’t believe it as a threat to the Earth as the distance is almost 14 times the distance between Earth and the Moon but NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies is keeping a track of it.

Another near-Earth Asteroid 2010 C01 which was estimated to be 400 to 850 feet (120 to 260 meters) in size safely passed Earth at 11:42 p.m. EDT on September 13th.

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