An asteroid wider than two soccer fields will zoom previous Earth within the wee hours of Thursday (Aug. 4). The asteroid is about to cross at 12:23 a.m. (ET).

NASA astronomers found the asteroid, referred to as 2022 OE2, simply days in the past, on July 26. The meaty area rock is estimated to measure between 557 and 1,246 toes (170 to 380 meters) vast, which is about twice as vast as an American soccer area is lengthy. Astronomers additionally confirmed that 2022 OE2 is an Apollo-class asteroid, which implies it orbits the solar and crosses the trail of Earth‘s orbit, Reside Science beforehand reported. (Astronomers know of about 15,000 such asteroids.)

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