There are three asteroids heading our way right now.
But don’t be afraid, because the space rocks are not doomed to hit our planet and finish off life as we know it.
They will zoom harmlessly past Earth and then speed off back on their lonely journey through the solar system.
The objects are too small to see with the naked eye, but one of them can be seen by watching a live stream on the Virtual Telescope Project’s website at about 6pm on Saturday evening.
Astronomers will be training their lenses on 2018 VX1 as it zooms by and have already captured the first images of the object.
Asteroid VX1 can be seen at the centre of this image (Picture: Virtual Telescope Projec)Gianluca Masi, the Italian stargazer who runs the Virtual Telescope Project, wrote: ‘The asteroid is between 8 and 18 metres in size and will safely approach the Earth, coming a bit closer than the moon at a distance of about 380,000 km.’
Asteroid 2018 VS1, will also skim our planet by 861,700 miles at around 2.03pm on Saturday.
Experts at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California believe that it’s between 13 and 28 metres wide.
The third asteroid is comparable in size and speed to Asteroid VS1 but it will pass at a much safer distance of three million miles.
‘As they orbit the Sun, near-Earth objects can occasionally approach close to Earth,’ warned Nasa.
‘Note that a ‘close’ passage astronomically can be very far away in human terms: millions or even tens of millions of kilometres.’
An artist’s impression of the scary skull-shaped asteroid (PA)If that wasn’t enough for you, we’re also set for a close encounter with an ominous, skull-shaped object called the ‘Halloween Death Comet’ this weekend.
The comet is officially called 2015 TB145 and will pass by on Sunday evening at a distance of about 25 million miles – which is a tiny distance in cosmic terms.
However, humanity’s last encounter with the spooky space object was much more dramatic.
It zoomed past Earth on October 31, 2015, coming within 302,000 miles of our planet.
The ominous object is thought to be ‘dead’ and is likely to be the ghost of a comet which did when the sun boiled off its ice over a long period of time. It is thought to be between 600 and 700 metres wide.
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