A ‘potentially dangerous’ skyscraper-sized asteroid will cross Earth’s orbit on Halloween

NASA says a newly discovered “potentially dangerous” asteroid the size of the world’s tallest skyscraper is set to pass Earth just in time for Halloween.

The asteroid, called 2022 RM4, has an estimated diameter of between 1,083 and 2,428 feet (330 and 740 meters) – just below the height of Dubai’s 2,716-foot (828 m) tall Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. world. It will pass our planet at about 52,500 mph (84,500 km/h), or about 68 times the speed of sound, according to NASA (opens in a new tab).

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