Asteroid will be 'near miss' on Friday

Scientists: Don't panic


Scientists are calling it a "near miss," but nobody panic.

A 1,000-meter wide asteroid traveling at some 23,000 mph will "skim" Earth Friday, but will be more than three times farther away than the last "near miss" in January, according to a Daily Mirror post.

An astronomical scientist told the Daily Mirror that it would be "ridiculous to be worried about this asteroid."

To put the distance of the asteroid into perspective, the last "near miss" was 745,000 miles away. Friday's asteroid will be 2.8 million miles away when it's closest to Earth, according to figures from the Daily Mirror article.