An asteroid four times the size of the Empire State Building will approach Earth on May 27. (CNEOS).
7335 (1989 JA) will miss Earth by around 4 million kilometres, or 10 times the distance to the moon.
NASA says 7335 (1989 JA) is the biggest asteroid approaching Earth this year. Scientists estimate the asteroid's speed at 47,200 mph (76,000 km/h), 20 times faster than a bullet.
The next near flyby will be June 23, 2055, 70 times the distance between Earth and moon.
Asteroid 7335 circles the sun every 2.35 years. The diameter is 3,609 feet.
May 27 (10:26 ET) is Earth's closest approach. Two nights before its closest pass, the space rock will reflect sunlight more effectively, giving home telescopes a better view.
7335 (1989 JA) is likewise an Apollo-class asteroid, which regularly crosses Earth's orbit.
About 15,000 of these types of asteroids have been seen by astronomers.
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