“Potentially hazardous asteroid” will make its closet ever approach to earth on April Fool’s Day

The Space rock is traveling around 29,800 mph.

Astronomers have confirmed that the “potentially hazardous” asteroid is set to make its closest-ever approach to mother earth on April 1 (this Friday). However, there is no need to start panicking; sources say that the asteroid will miss us by around 4.6 million miles. 

This asteroid known as 2007 FF1, is around 360 feet and 656 feet in diameter. The rock is known as an Apollo-class asteroid, of which there are around 15,000, meaning that its orbit around the sun (which would take 684 days) crosses with earth’s orbit.

It is claimed to be “potentially hazardous” because of its size and relatively close orbit to earth.