At this rate, the asteroid will make a close approach to Earth on April 29. The asteroid also threatens to hit Earth in December 2022, December 2024 and December 2027. The asteroid, dubbed Asteroid 2010 GD37, is next most likely to crash into Earth on December 21, 2093. NASA estimates the rock is travelling at speeds of about 8.7km per second or 19,461mph (31,320kmh). NASA has revealed the chances of an asteroid hitting Earth, and the space agency reiterates the fact that it is always a risk.. NASA warned that an asteroid almost as big as the Statue of Liberty will approach Earth tomorrow morning. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is sounding the alarm that an asteroid strike is not something to be taken lightly and is perhaps Earth's biggest threat. NASA chief warns a major asteroid could crash into Earth in our lifetime and calls for global study on their threat to our planet. During this time, the asteroid will fly past Earth from a distance of 0.04241 astronomical units or roughly 3.9 million miles from the planet’s center. Thankfully, 2009 XO is due to pass our planet at a distance of about 3.3 million kilometers on May 7 – which is still considered ‘close’ by NASA’s standards. Enormous mile-wide asteroid to zip past Earth today, Nasa warns. A GIANT asteroid measuring more than 4,100ft in diameter risks striking the Earth on December 28, 2019, if it suddenly veers off-course, NASA’s asteroid trackers have warned.