Asteroid terror: NASA concern as huge space rock discovered days ago hurtles towards Earth
A 134-FOOT asteroid is currently hurtling towards Earth at nearly 22,500mph after being discovered just days ago.
A recent report from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) categorises the celestial body as a near-Earth object (NEO).
The objects are either comets or asteroids that orbit between 91 million and 121 million miles from the sun, according to NASA.
NEOs can venture as far as 30 million miles from the Earth’s orbit.
After analysing the asteroid, JPL classified the rock as an Amor-type asteroid.
Unlike Apollo and Aten asteroids, Amor asteroids follow an orbital path that allows them to safely approach Earth without crossing into the planet’s orbit.
NASA also explained that Aten and Apollo asteroids can actually cross the Earth’s orbit as they circle the sun.
According to NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the asteroid could be 59 foot in diameter and more than 134 foot across.