Asteroid flyby: A 390m rock will safely zip past Earth this week at speeds of 53,000mph

At the lower end of the estimate, the space rock is taller than St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The asteroid is also flying through space at speeds of about 23.67km per second or 52,948mph (85,212kmh).

Although big asteroids have struck Earth in the past, NASA does not know of any threat to the planet’s safety.

NASA said: “In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.

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