An asteroid flying near Earth knows better than to come close without protection right now. Credit: The Daily Star Blarg. The average distance to the Moon (or lunar distance (LD)) is about 384,400 km (238,900 mi), which is around 30 times the diameter of the Earth. A team of experts has been monitoring this near-Earth asteroid, among others. The asteroid will be at its nearest to Earth at a distance of 3,160,000 miles. The asteroid's closest approach to us will be at 11:20 p.m. EDT (0320 GMT June 6). A decade from now, on April 15, 2029, an asteroid will swing past the Earth, just barely missing everything.The asteroid—nicknamed Apophis—will be as … Not only would it be accurate, it wouldn't needlessly worry people. Named 2002 NN4, the asteroid is more than 1,000 feet across and will swing by near enough to make it onto NASA's "close approach" list, which documents near-Earth objects and the … A gigantic asteroid almost as large as Mount Everest is zooming toward Earth next month, but NASA says not to worry -- it's not expected to collide with our planet. Here's a headline you won't see in the tabloids: "On Saturday night, an asteroid will safely pass by the Earth. The asteroid's closest approach to us will be at 11:20 p.m. EDT (0320 GMT June 6). A Near-Earth Object (NEO), the asteroid … This image, taken by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission in 2000, shows a close-up view of Eros, an asteroid with an orbit that takes it somewhat close to Earth. Near-Earth Asteroid: On June 6, a giant asteroid was expected to fly past the Earth at a safe distance.

The diameter of this asteroid … NASA's Center for Near … No need to fret." The asteroid will be at its nearest to Earth at a distance of 3,160,000 miles. Near-Earth asteroid 2020 HS7, estimated to be 13 to 24 feet (4 to 8 meters) in size, will safely pass Earth at 2:51 p.m. EDT on Apr. Earlier this week, NASA announced that a giant asteroid is expected to pass Earth (at a safe distance) on June 6. Named 2002 NN4, the asteroid is more than 1,000 feet across and will swing by near enough to make it onto NASA's "close approach" list, which documents near-Earth objects and … That's a planet I'd like to live on. The asteroid is estimated to be between 250-570 meters in diameter, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Oh, how I wish. (See also near-Earth asteroids published by the International Astronomical Union and NEO Earth Close Approaches .) The asteroid is called 52768 (1998 OR2), and it was first spotted in 1998.