Asteroid the size of three football pitches to scrape past Earth tomorrow


Asteroid 2006 HV5, which has been classified as Potentially Hazardous Asteroid By NASA, is due to pass worryingly close to the Earth tomorrow.
The space rock, which is estimated to be around 1,000 feet in diameter, will pass by the Earth at a distance of 1.5 million miles, or 6.3 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon, travelling at some 38,000mph.
NASA issues chilling asteroid warning that makes end of world three times more likely She added that 2006 HV5 is listed as having a rarity of ‘2’ in NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Object Studies’ database.
That means that, on average, an asteroid of this size or larger will only come this close to Earth once year.