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Nasa warns of when THREE asteroids will ‘fly by’ Earth tomorrow at up to 9000 mph

A trio of asteroids is running through Earth tomorrow before passing a rock the size of the Empire State Building next week.

According to Nasa, the trio of objects are traveling at 9,000 miles per hour (14,400 km/h) – although they are expected to ascend at a safe distance.

Three space rocks are expected to make a close approach to Earth on Friday

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Three space rocks are expected to make a close approach to Earth on FridayCredit: Getty

The largest number of celestial passers-by, known as 2022 AG, is as long as a commercial airliner, figures published on the space agency’s near-Earth object (NEO) tracking instrument pillar recital.

That rock is expected to fly by at 6:30 p.m. on January 14, while the two smaller asteroids will approach them slightly earlier.

The 2022 AA4 and 2022 AF5 objects – 28 and 16 meters in length, respectively – will pass by our planet at 1:48 a.m. and 4:46 p.m. on Friday.

Thousands of NEOs are tracked by scientists to see if they are on their way to collide with our planet.

Any fast-moving space object within 4.65 million miles is considered “potentially dangerous” by cautious space organizations.

A small change to their orbits could spell disaster for the Earth.

Fortunately, none of the three asteroids that hit us on Friday are thought to pose any danger to Earth.

The closest of them will pass at a distance of 867,000 miles from Earth – less than four times the distance between our planet and the Moon.

Astronomers are more concerned about an asteroid twice the size of the Empire State Building that will pass by our planet next week.

Asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) is estimated to be about 3,551 feet wide. Nasa is keeping a close eye on it prior to its approach on January 18.

It was added to the space agency’s “Near Approaches” list, although it is expected to fly by safely at a distance of more than a million miles.

Astronomers are currently tracking nearly 2,000 asteroids, comets and other objects that threaten our pale blue dot, and new ones are found every day.

Earth has not seen an asteroid of apocalyptic scale since the space rock wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

However, smaller objects capable of flattening an entire city crash into Earth frequently.

A forest several hundred meters wide ravaged 800 square miles near Tunguska in Siberia on June 30, 1908.

Luckily, Nasa doesn’t believe any of the NEOs it has its eyes on are in the process of colliding with our planet.

However, that could change in the coming months or years as the space agency continually revises the predicted orbits of objects.

“Nasa doesn’t know of any asteroids or comets that are on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small,” Nasa said.

“In fact, as best we can tell, there is no large object capable of hitting Earth at any time in the next few hundred years.”

Even if they hit our planet, most asteroids won’t wipe out life as we know it.

“Global catastrophe” is only triggered when objects larger than 900 meters crash into Earth, according to Nasa.

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