An Asteroid Bigger Than the Empire State Building Will Pass Earth Soon. But Don’t Worry.

By Chelsea Gohd Another asteroid is passing close by Earth but, no, it won’t hit us. On Aug. 10, Asteroid 2006 QQ23 will fly within 0.049 astronomical units (4.6 million miles) of Earth at about 10,400 mph (16,740 km/h). This might not seem close, but it is close enough to classify the object as a near-Earth …