However, it will be about 3.2 million miles from our planet, 13 times farther from the moon, NASA said, so there is no reason to worry.
And these kinds of things are quite normal. Last August, an asteroid passing by Earth was estimated to be the same size as the 2002 NN4, and experts then called it a medium-sized one.
Still, the chances of actually killing an asteroid on Earth are slim – it happens once every two or three centuries, Johnson said at the time.
Due to being a few million miles away, it shouldn’t be on the 2002 NN4. So you can spend Saturday evenings relaxing, knowing that no asteroids actually explode on us. Today, at least.
The next time the 2002 NN4 will be anywhere near us is in June 2029.