NASA tracking stadium-sized asteroid headed toward Earth

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.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – NASA is keeping tabs on five asteroids heading toward Earth over the next few days, with one the size of a stadium.

According to the agency’s asteroid watch, the largest of the five currently being tracked is 1,100 feet wide, roughly the size of a stadium.

It’s expected to be nearest to the Earth on June 6. However, it’s not supposed to be a threat, as the closest it’s projected to get is 3.16 million miles away.

The other four asteroids don’t look to impact Earth either. Three are the size of an airplane, and the fourth the size of a house. The latter will get the closest at 1.83 million miles from the Earth on Wednesday.

Source: NASA tracking stadium-sized asteroid headed toward Earth

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