It’s the tallest building in Europe, but The Shard would be dwarfed by a huge that’s set to skim past Earth this week.
On August 10, asteroid 2006 QQ23 will fly within 0.049 astronomical units (4.6 million miles) of Earth, travelling at speeds of about 10,400 miles/hour.
While this distance might sound far, it’s close enough to classify the passing as ‘potentially hazardous.’
The asteroid measures around 570 metres in diameter. In comparison, Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, is 306 metres in height.
Thankfully, the chances of the asteroid hitting our planet are extremely low.