Asteroid the size of two football fields to pass Earth on Friday

An asteroid the size of two football fields will pass within 1.7 million miles of Earth on Friday at 11 miles per second.

Although the 890-foot asteroid, “2008 OS7,” qualifies as possibly hazardous in space terms, officials assured there is no possibility of collision with the space rock, named after the year it was discovered, 2008. 

“We don’t need to worry about it too much as this asteroid will not enter Earth’s atmosphere, while this will still approach close to the Earth,” said Minjae Kim, a research fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick.

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