NASA has issued a warning that a massive asteroid is on its way to Earth. It’s between 318 and 720 feet long, about the size of the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramid of Giza.
And it has a name, too: 2008 G020.
Well, when we say near-collision, it’s all relative. It’s supposed to come as close as 2.8 million miles to our planet. In NASA-ese … it’s labeled an Apolo, which is a “near-Earth” designation.
To give you more context … the Moon is 238,855 miles from Earth, while Mars is 236.5 million miles away. So, somewhere in the middle.