4660 Nereus — An Asteroid as Large as the Eiffel Tower — to Pass Earth Saturday

A Potentially Hazardous Object — 4660 Nereus — will pass Earth on 11 December. Here’s a look at what’s happening.

Surprisingly NOT an actual photo of 4660 Nereus. Image credit: The Cosmic Companion

On Saturday, 11 December, an asteroid named 4660 Nereus will pass the orbit of Earth, making a close approach with our home planet.