NASA orbit video shows monster asteroid set to skim Earth at 14,338 mph speed next month

There is currently a 3,312,944 mile distance between the asteroid and the Earth.

NASA estimated the threat level for this asteroid as moderate, so a hit is still possible but not likely this year.

Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk pointed out on Twitter last week that Earth currently has no defence against ‘killer’ asteroids.

Replying to a Tweet about the asteroid Apophis, which will scrape past Earth in 2029, Musk pointed out that there is, currently, no defence system to protect our planet.

Musk said: “Wouldn’t worry about this particular one, but a big rock will hit Earth eventually we currently have no defence.”

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