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A massive 420-foot asteroid is reportedly speeding towards Earth at 1 lakh kmph. NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reported that this celestial object is hurtling towards Earth at a fiery speed.

Scientists at NASA have named the celestial object as Asteroid 2024 EU4, a report in Times Now said. The giant space rock is reported to be around 420 feet, which is larger as compared to other asteroids that come near our planet.

According to NASA’s data, the asteroid is moving incredibly fast, traveling at a speed of 101,885 km per hour. Shockingly, scientists believe that it will make a close approach to Earth on March 23 i.e. today. However, scientists believe it will be 4.5 million miles away from our planet and there is nothing much to worry about.

On the other hand, there is a fear that any slight deviation in the asteroid’s orbit will have catastrophic consequences on Earth. However, NASA scientists have stated that there’s no need for immediate panic.

NASA has been closely tracking the asteroid’s path and confirmed that it will maintain a safe distance from Earth, Times Now reported.

Due to its massive size, scientists have classified the asteroid 2024 EU4 in a potentially hazardous object. Any asteroids that are larger than 150 meters, and come within 4.6 million miles of Earth are considered potentially hazardous.

Worth mentioning, apart from the threat from Asteroid 2024 EU4, Earth has escaped four asteroids today, NASA reported.