NASA watched out for an enormous space rock that is set to flash past Earth on Christmas Day.
The space rock, 501647 (2014 SD224), is on the US space agency’s “Nearby Approach” list and could be up to 689 feet wide.
That is up to two football fields.
It’s anticipated to come quite close to Earth.
This may appear as though it’s no danger by any means, however regarding space, that is very close.
Any quick space object that goes in close vicinity to around 4.65 million miles is considered “conceivably unsafe” by careful space organizations.
It should be at its nearest around 3:20 p.m. ET.
As indicated by NASA’s Close Approach table, a lot more modest space rock called 2020 XY will likewise fly past significantly sooner in the day.
This space rock could be up to 144 feet wide however should be a lot farther away.
It’s anticipated to take shots past at 3.6 million miles from Earth.
The greater and closer-moving toward Asteroid 501647 (2014 SD224) is going at a speed of around 22,000 mph.
NASA has named the two space rocks Near Earth Objects.