The hulking space rock is due to come closest to our planet—but not hit us—on Tuesday afternoon.
The hulking asteroid, more than 3,300 feet across, will speed past Earth at around 45,000 miles per hour on Tuesday.
An asteroid over twice the size of the Empire State Building will pass Earth next week and is defined as "potentially hazardous."
The asteroid, called 2022 AC4, passed within a quarter of the distance to the moon as it sped by our planet.
The huge space rock is classed as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) because of its size but poses no threat to Earth.
Asteroid 496860 (1999 XL136) will rocket past our home world at a speed 30 times faster than a jet fighter during the first week of 2022.
The space rock, bigger than two Empire State buildings stacked together, will not come so close to our planet again for decades.
The largest of the asteroids could stand as tall as San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge if they were placed side by side.
The DART spacecraft will deliberately crash into a 530-foot-wide asteroid called Dimorphos in September 2022 at a speed of almost 15,000 miles per hour.
In a test of Earth's defenses against asteroids, NASA's DART spacecraft will hit the binary asteroid system in 2022.
The DART spacecraft, which launched on Wednesday morning, is now hurtling towards an asteroid at 15,000 miles per hour where it is due to arrive in late 2022.
NASA's upcoming DART mission plans to hit an asteroid with a spacecraft to test Earth's defenses. But our chances of deflecting an asteroid depends on how much warning time we have.
The spacecraft will launch on Wednesday before hurtling into a space rock at 15,000 miles per hour in 2022 to test Earth's asteroid defences.
The space rock will be traveling at more than 14,000 miles per hour when it flies by our planet in December.
Scientists want to know if smashing the DART spacecraft into the Dimorphos asteroid system at 15,000 miles per hour could protect our planet from possible future impacts.
By studying 23 white dwarfs within 650 light-years of our sun, researchers have found materials absent from the solar system.
The space rock will be traveling several times faster than a bullet when it makes its close approach.
Scientists found impacts by asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs occurred every 15 million years or so.
The asteroid 2017 SJ20 won't come as close to Earth as it does on October 25 for at least the next 100 years.
The enormous gas giant was pummelled by an asteroid or comet, and astronomers captured it in a snapshot via telescope.
Asteroid 1996 VB3 will be followed by series of other huge space rocks, including one with a diameter the same as the height of the Empire State Building.
The asteroids have sandwiched Jupiter in its orbit, and could tell scientists about the very early stages of the solar system.
The Lucy mission will be the first spacecraft to visit a group of asteroids around Jupiter known as "the Trojans."
Astronomers created images of 42 objects, including dwarf planet Ceres and the main asteroid belt's largest bodies.
The Near-Earth Object will pass our planet on October 15 and will be followed by several other asteroids in the build-up to Halloween.
The UAE is planning to launch the probe in 2028 and have it travel 2.2 billion miles before landing on the asteroid in 2033.
The fiery meteor was captured by several security cameras as it passed overhead in the dead of night.
The meteor broke apart 28 miles above the state and was reported by 148 eyewitnesses.