Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to fly by Earth on Tuesday
"Will #asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4`s close approach is `close` on an astronomical scale but poses no danger of actually hitting Earth," NASA Asteroid Watch posted Saturday on its Twitter account. "#PlanetaryDefense experts expect it to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away on Tuesday Sept. 1," it added.
An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 metres will pass by Earth on Tuesday, NASA has said. Photo: Reuters