A huge asteroid is set to pass close to earth. This asteroid is set to pass about 201,000 miles of the surface of earth. This is not the first time that the Earth has had a close encounter with a asteroid. Scientist claim that there is absolutely no way that the asteroid will crash into earth.
This brings up a broader question about the safety and security of the people that reside on earth. Is it possible that the earth could eventually find itself in a situation where a asteroid of this size crashes into its surface. The answer is yes, but scientists do not see this situation happen for centuries.