An asteroid as tall as the Space Needle will pass Earth on Tuesday

An asteroid as tall as the Seattle Space Needle is expected to pass Earth on Tuesday.

The 600-foot-tall asteroid, known as 2021 KT1, was classified by NASA as a “potentially dangerous object” due to its size and how close it will get to our planet.

Although the asteroid will pass in front of Earth from a distance of 4.6 million miles, it is considered a shave by space agency standards. It is not expected to crash on Earth, but NASA is still keeping a close eye on the huge asteroid.

The asteroid will pass through Earth at a speed of nearly 40,000 mph, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is tracking it.

Four additional asteroids ranging in size from a house to a plane will swiftly pass Earth this week, with the last one expected to arrive on Wednesday. NASA says none of the asteroids are a threat.

The last asteroid to get this close to Earth was 12,000 miles from the planet’s surface in April.

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