(CNN) An asteroid estimated to be 1.2 miles wide will fly by Earth early Wednesday morning, but it's not expected to collide with our planet. The asteroid is called 52768 (1998 OR2), and it was first spotted in 1998. That's still 16 times farther than the distance between Earth and the moon.
Also to know is, which asteroid will hit Earth?
Likewise, how big is the asteroid that's coming in 2020?
Radar images show that 2020 BX12 is at least 165 m (541 ft) in diameter, implying a geometric albedo or reflectivity of 0.30 given its absolute magnitude of 20.6. 2020 BX12 appears to have a nearly spheroidal shape, which is commonly observed in other near-Earth objects such as 2005 YU55 and 101955 Bennu.
Will a 1998 or2 hit Earth?
The asteroid is called 52768 (1998 OR2) and it was first spotted in 1998. It will pass within 3,908,791 miles of Earth, moving at 19,461 miles per hour. The flyby is expected to occur on Wednesday, April 29, at 4:56 a.m. ET, according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies.
When did the last asteroid hit Earth?