Nasa alert confirms giant 650ft asteroid to ‘closely approach’ Earth at 51,000mph – it’s twice size of Statue of Liberty

NASA was monitoring a big asteroid that will pass quite near Earth later this month.

The size of the enormous space rock, known as 2023 CL3, is predicted to be up to 656 feet broad.

The asteroid is on NASA's list of objects that are close to Earth now.

There are space pebbles on that table that need to be investigated.

This includes Asteroid 2023 CL3, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty by more than two times.

The height of this well-known monument in New York is 305 feet with the base and 151 feet with just the female figure.

If that large asteroid collided with Earth, it may do significant harm.

Therefore, cautious space organizations classify an asteroid as "potentially hazardous" if it is greater than a specific size and arrives within 4.65 million miles of Earth.

On May 24, asteroid 2023 CL3 is anticipated to fly by Earth at a distance of little under 4.5 million miles.

Although it may seem far away, this distance is actually rather little when compared to the whole size of space.

The big asteroid will reportedly pass safely by us at a speed of more than 16,000 miles per hour.


According to some researchers, Earth isn't yet prepared to protect itself from potentially lethal asteroids.

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, previously expressed worry in a tweet, writing, "a big rock will hit Earth eventually & we currently have no defense."

However, NASA is investigating various defensive strategies.

It did it last year by launching its Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission.

This experiment demonstrated how well NASA has alerted the orbit of the asteroid Dimorphos.