Giant asteroid as big as Burj Khalifa to fly by Earth on November 29, do we need to worry?

An giant asteroid as big as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is set to make a close approach to the Earth on November 29.

The asteroid named 153201 2000 WO107 is said to be 0.51km in diameter and will pass within 4,302,775 km of Earth.

NASA has confirmed that the giant asteroid will fly by Earth on Sunday, November 29. It said that the Burj Khalifa-sized asteroid is speeding through the space at a whopping 56,000mph.

The size of the asteroid ranges between 12,00ft to 2,5700ft across (370m and 820m) making it terrifyingly huge.

Dubbed as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, the asteroid has been classified as a Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) by because it will approach within 1.3 astronomical miles of Earth, according to spacereference.org.

On November 29, 2000, this asteroid was discovered by the New Mexico scientists, who have tracking it ever since.

Should we be worried?

The huge size of the asteroid is of course gives reasons to worry as if it enters the Earth’s atmosphere and makes an impact, the results could be catastrophic. But according to NASA, there is zero chance of the asteroid hitting our planet because it is classed as an NEA.

Asteroids are ‘rocky, airless remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago’, according to NASA, which says there are approximately 1,031,488 of them to date.