But it will be about 3.2 million miles away from our planet, 13 times farther from the moon, says NASA, so there’s no need to worry.
And these kinds of incidents are quite normal. Last August, an asteroid was estimated to be about the same size as the 2002 NN4 that passed through Earth, and experts at the time called it a moderate size.
However, the chance of an asteroid actually hitting Earth is very small – it happens once every two or three centuries, Johnson said at the time.
Being millions of miles away, this should not be the case with the 2002 NN4. So you can spend Saturday night relaxing, knowing that an asteroid is not actually coming to launch us. Today, at least.
The next time the NN4 will be anywhere near us in 2002 is in June 2029.