ASTEROID BIGGER THAN THE LONDON EYE TO PASS BY EARTH THIS WEEK, NASA SAYS

Two objects will fly by Earth this weekend, passing by safely despite suggestions that Nasa has warned they could pose a threat.

The asteroids are classed as “potentially hazardous” by the space agency, but that is a relatively flexible definition that simply means they could cause problems at some point in the future.

That has not stopped a number of stories reporting that Nasa has issued “warnings” about the dangers from the objects, or suggestions that the objects are flying at rather than past the Earth.

In fact, the two objects – known as 2016 DY30 and 2020 ME3 – will be further away than the Moon, even at their closest point to Earth.

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