Due to this potential hazard and the asteroid’s shut strategy to our planet, NASA has characterised it as each a Probably Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) and Close to-Earth Object (NEO).
The asteroid report reads: “Close to-Earth Objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that come near or move throughout Earth’s orbit across the Solar.
“They vary in dimension from small ‘meteoroids’ only some meters throughout, to a lot bigger our bodies a number of kilometres vast.
“When NEO orbits deliver them into Earth’s environment, smaller objects harmlessly fragment and disintegrate, whereas bigger objects could cause native injury and even international devastation.”
The report added: “Objects close to and larger than one kilometre can cause damage on a global scale.”