‘Potentially hazardous’ asteroid to graze the Earth right just before Christmas day



A gigantic asteroid will pass close to the Earth a few days before Christmas, according to NASA.
The space object - which answers to the name of 216258 (2006 WH1) - is being tracked by NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).
The object has been designated an Apollo asteroid - which means its orbit intersects with Earth as we orbit the Sun.
The space agency said it is one of the biggest asteroids in sight this year, the Daily Star reported.
The rock is taller than the Empire State Building, which means it has been classed a ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ (PHA).
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