Large asteroid to fly past Earth June 6

Large asteroid to zoom past Earth June 6

If 2020 didn’t have enough going on, you can mark a huge asteroid flying past Earth off your catastrophe Bingo card.

Some are likening the size of the space rock to the size of the Empire State Building, others are calling it stadium-sized.

Either way, the asteroid will zoom past Earth on June 6, but scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said it will zoom past the third planet from the sun at a safe distance, CBS News reported.

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Asteroid 2002 NN4 is about 820 to 1,870 feet in diameter. The Empire State Building is more than 1,400 feet tall.

The asteroid isn’t alone.

Scientists at the Center for Near Earth Object Studies said about 10 different things will fly close to Earth over the next few days.

The asteroid is traveling at more than 20,000 mph but it will stay about 3 million miles away, or 13 times farther away from us than the moon, USA Today reported.

NASA has developed a widget for those who want to keep track of what’s zooming in the sky above the planet.

FILE PHOTO: NASA scientist say a large asteroid will fly past earth this week.
FILE PHOTO: NASA scientist say a large asteroid will fly past earth this week. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)