A “potentially dangerous” asteroid the size of a skyscraper will pass Earth’s orbit on Halloween

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A newly discovered “potentially dangerous” asteroid nearly as tall as the world’s tallest skyscraper is set to fly past Earth just in time for Halloween, according to NASA.

The asteroidThe building, called 2022 RM4, has an estimated diameter of between 1,083 and 2,428 feet (330 and 740 meters) — just under the height of the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa at 2,716 feet (828 m). It will fly past our planet at about 52,500 mph (84,500 km/h), or about 68 times the speed of sound. According to NASA (opens in new tab).

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