Asteroid the Size of a  Earth This Friday

Small Island to Fly Past

A Massive Asteroid

The size of a small island is set to pass by Earth this Friday, according to NASA's asteroid tracker.

Designated 7335 (1989 JA)

This large asteroid is estimated by NASA to be around 1.8 kilometers wide.

For Context

Plum Island, the small island off the coast of New York, is around 1.6 kilometers wide.

Heading Towards

Our direction at a speed of around 13.12 kilometers per second.O

This Asteroid Is Set To Pass

Us by at a distance of over 4 million kilometers away, according to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

For Context

The Moon orbits the Earth at a distance of roughly 384,000 kilometers, so this is considerably farther.

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