New mega asteroid almost twice size of the Empire State Building will make ‘close approach’ in WEEKS

A HUGE asteroid is making its way towards Earth and is expected to make a ‘close approach’ later this month.

Nasa is keeping an eye on Asteroid 418135 (2008 AG33), which it expects to shoot past our planet on April 28.

The asteroid isn't expected to impact Earth and should stay pretty far away

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The asteroid isn’t expected to impact Earth and should stay pretty far awayCredit: Getty

The US space agency has listed the asteroid on its Near Earth Object Close Approaches table.

Asteroid 418135 (2008 AG33) is predicted to be up to 2428 feet wide.

New York’s Empire State Building would pale in comparison as it stands at 1,250 feet tall to its roof and 1,454 feet tall if you include the pointy tip.

The asteroid’s predicted size also makes it almost as big as the tallest building on Earth.

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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa stands at just over 2716 feet tall.

The good news is that the mega asteroid isn’t expected to hit Earth.

It should shoot past us at a safe distance of about 2million miles.

That may sound pretty far away but it’s close enough to pique NASA’s interest.

Large fast-moving space objects that come within 4.65 million miles of Earth are considered to be “potentially hazardous” by cautious space organizations.

One small change to their trajectories could spell disaster for Earth.

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That’s why NASA will want to take note of the close approach in late April.

The big asteroid is predicted to travel past us at a speed of just over 23,000 miles per hour.

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