'World-killer' giant asteroid 86666 to narrowly miss Earth this weekend!

Asteroid 86666 (2000 FL10), which could be up to 2.6km wide, has the potential to end life on the planet but fortunately will narrowly miss Earth.

'World-killer' giant asteroid 86666 to narrowly miss Earth this weekend!

Washington D.C: According to NASA, a giant rock Asteroid 86666 will speed past Earth at 64,374km per hour on the weekend.

Asteroid 86666 (2000 FL10), which could be up to 2.6km wide, has the potential to end life on the planet but fortunately will narrowly miss Earth.

If an asteroid the size of 86666 was to collide with Earth it would undoubtedly destroy the ozone layer, alter the climate and create tsunamis at least 91 metres high that would decimate coastal communities.

According to NASA, the asteroid was first spotted 16 years ago, and was similar to the 1862 Apollo asteroid which was classified as a potentially hazardous object (PHO).

A PHO is an asteroid with an orbit that creates potential for close approaches with Earth and would cause significant damage if it were to make impact.

Any large asteroid that comes within 7,402,982km of Earth is considered a PHO.

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