It comes as researchers revealed that the only way the planet could be saved from a similar-sized asteroid that almost completely wiped out the dinosaurs would be using nuclear weapons.
The largest asteroid to pass close to Earth is named the 2022 CF3 and will go past the planet at a distance of 1.5million miles away on Valentine's day. The other two smaller space rocks are named 2020 DF and 2022 CF1.
While it sounds like it is some distance away from us, for NASA, it is classified as a “close approach”.
In fact, any asteroid that passes Earth within 4.65million miles is labelled “potentially hazardous” by the space agency.
Importantly, none of the three asteroids is expected to make contact with our planet.
That’s a relief.
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