Stadium Sized Asteroid Will Pass By Earth This Weekend

Stadium Sized Asteroid Will Pass By Earth This Weekend- An asteroid about as large as the Empire State Building is expected to fly past Earth over the weekend.

Asteroid 2002 NN4 could be up to 18-hundred feet in diameter when it passes by Earth on Saturday. New York City's iconic Empire State Building is more than 14-hundred feet tall at its tip. Officials say the asteroid will pass Earth at a safe distance, despite its daunting size.

If you’re into astronomy, NASA has a widget to track asteroids.

Last year, scientists from around the world gathered at a conference and discussed how to respond to an asteroid big enough to destroy a major city.

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