According to NASA, it posted on its website that it is nothing as compared to asteroids which are present in between the Mars and Jupiter, whose length can spread across 580 miles. Scientists have assured that the asteroid is a potential threat to the Earth, and his course does not involve a direct meeting and clash with the Blue planet.
The 2018 GE3 is roughly 3.6 times the size of the one that impacted Earth in Russia's Tunguska region in 1908.
'Hours later, amateur astronomer Michael Jäger of Weißenkirchen Austria video-recorded the space rock gliding through the southern constellation Serpens'.
Five years ago, the 10,000-ton, 56-foot Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russian Federation with the force of 30 atomic bombs.
According to EarthSky, a large portion of the asteroid would have been disintegrated by friction with the air upon entering our atmosphere.
"It doesn't take a very large object".
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Earthsky.org reported: "An Apollo type earth-crossing asteroid, was flying through space at 66,174 miles per hour". "A couple of times a week, on average, an asteroid will come closer than the distance to the Moon, but most of those are hunks about the size of a bus or maybe a house".
"However, some of an asteroid this size might have gotten through to Earth's surface, and an asteroid this big is capable of causing some regional damage, depending on various factors such as composition, speed, entry angle, and location of impact". And that particular asteroid was estimated to have produced about 185 times more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, the report said.
That's significantly smaller than the 2018 GE3 asteroid.
Planet Earth had a narrow escape over the weekend when a huge space rock barely missed us.
The asteroid was first perceived by astronomers at the Catalina Telescope at the University of Arizona, only 21 hours before its nearest passage from Earth on Monday morning broadcasts the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency.