Asteroid warning: NASA has been tracking an asteroid the size of Great Pyramid of Giza (Image: GETTY)
The asteroid, dubbed 2019 OU1, is estimated to be up to 160 metres wide and will skim the Earth on August 28. The Washington Monument sized asteroid is part of the Apollo class which forms the majority of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids. According to NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) the asteroid will come 40 times closer to Earth than Venus, the planet’s nearest neighbour.
News of the latest asteroid come after a space rock larger than the Empire State Building (1,454 feet) flew past Earth at roughly 10,400mph on August 10.
The asteroid, known as 2006 QQ23, made its closest approach to Earth on Saturday at 3.23am EDT (8.23am BST).
One British scientist believes it’s not long until an asteroid hits Earth.
Dr Iain McDonald, from Cardiff University, said its “inevitable” wan asteroid