When will the largest known asteroid fly past Earth?

Largest known asteroid
Largest known asteroid

March 21, 2021

The largest asteroid to fly past the Earth in 2021 is set to make a close approach to the planet on March 21.

Comparable in size to the Golden Gate Bridge, asteroid 231937 or 2001 FO32, will pass within 2,016,351 km of Earth

Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, 2001 FO32 is approximately between 0.767 to 1.714 kilometers in diameter.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has classified 2001 FO32 as a “potentially hazardous asteroid” due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.

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