Huge asteroid to skim past Earth on day of royal wedding

Near-Earth asteroid, computer artwork.

An asteroid heading towards Earth (Picture: Brand X)

The royal wedding is almost under threat from a giant asteroid heading towards Earth, Nasa has revealed.

The day before Prince Harry and Meghan tie the knot at Windsor, an asteroid is expected to come extremely close to the Earth’s surface.

The asteroid called JPL 8, is due to fly past the planet around 2.21am Friday morning.

JPL 8 is estimated to be roughly between 49 and 110m in diameter, or about the size of an average football field.

It is heading towards Earth at a rapid speed of 13.9 kilometres per second or more than 3,000 miles per hour.

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