The asteroid is one of more than 29,000 near-Earth objects, or NEOs, that scientists have been discovered to date.
The asteroid is scheduled to make its close approach on May 27, when it will come within around 2.5 million miles of the Earth.
Total lunar eclipses occur when the sun, Earth and moon form a near-perfect line-up in space.
During a full moon, the side of the moon that faces towards our planet is fully illuminated, appearing like a perfect circle.
During the space rock's close approach, it will be traveling at approximately 18,300 miles per hour relative to the Earth
Observers in the United States will be among the best placed to view the upcoming total lunar eclipse, which takes place over the night on May 15-16.
The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is caused by debris left behind by the famous Halley's Comet entering and burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.
"If Earth were the size of a nickel, Jupiter would be about as big as a basketball," says NASA.
Not only will Earth be visited by an asteroid that could be as large as two Empire State buildings this week, but it will also be trailed by one even larger.
The group of dark blots on the sun's surface are areas of intense solar activity that could flare towards our planet.
The space traveler will be moving at over 30 times the speed of sound, and 15 times faster than an F-16 jet fighter.
In an influential report known as the decadal survey, planetary scientists have said visiting Uranus should be a priority for NASA.
This year, the April full moon is also the Paschal Full Moon, which is used to determine the date of Easter.
If the upper estimate of the asteroid's size is true, the space rock would be almost double the height of the Empire State Building or nearly the same height as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The asteroid is thought to measure about 656 feet across, which would make it taller than the Space Needle in Seattle.
The mystery surrounding the origins of the asteroid Ryugu may have been solved with a model that explains its weird shape, loose rubble pile structure, and abundance of organic molecules.
Scientists have used a powerful drone and AI to find a meteor on Earth in a technique that could help experts understand what our region of space was like billions of years ago.
The tongue-in-cheek appeal by the Ukrainian government asks for $2.99 donations, which will actually be spent on repairs to infrastructure damaged by Russian bombs.
The area, which scientists have named the Wyoming Crater Field, is in a triangular area between the cities of Laramie, Douglas and Casper.
This month's full moon has many alternative names, with some coming from animals and others reflecting harsh winter conditions.
Explaining how young asteroids 2019 PR2 and 2019 QR6 are, astronomer Petr Fatka said 300 years is like "this morning—not even yesterday—in astronomical timescales."
As well as explaining how light shows illuminate Saturn's skies, recent findings solve the decades-long mystery of why the length of the planet's day changed.
The 0.75-mile-wide Trojan asteroid is only the second to be discovered in Earth's path around the sun—and is more than three times the size of the first one identified.
The asteroid, classed as "potentially hazardous" by NASA, poses no danger to Earth but is going to pass unusually close to our planet next month.
Leonard caused excitement when it zoomed past Earth last month, and a NASA/ESA spacecraft has studied its trail of debris.
The Falcon 9 rocket stage, which has spent almost seven years in space, is expected to hit the moon at around 5,700 mph in March.
The full Wolf Moon will appear in a matter of days as the first full moon of the year—and yes, its name refers to the behavior of wolves.
Webb is the largest and most powerful space observatory ever built, promising to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.