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Asteroid alert: NASA tracks four large space rocks racing towards Earth in next 48 hours

Asteroid alert: NASA tracks four large space rocks racing towards Earth in next 48 hours 1

Asteroid 2019 YV:

The first space rock to approach Earth on Friday, January 10, is the Asteroid 2019 YV.

Asteroid YV is flying towards our planet at speeds of around 4.54km per second or 10,155mph (16,344km/h).

Based on NASA’s orbital observations, the asteroid measures somewhere in the range of 170ft to 393.7ft (52m to 120m) across.

The space rock will appear in Earth’s corner of space around 12.29am on Friday (7.29pm EST on Thursday).

The asteroid will miss Earth from a distance of about 4.11 million miles (6.62 million km).

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