NASA: Dinosaur-sized asteroid headed toward Earth

Asteroid 2022 PW may be small, but it will fly dangerously close to the Earth.

It is relatively close to the Moon's distance to the planet.

The dinosaur-sized asteroid is set to have a close flyby with the Earth on Tuesday, according to NASA's asteroid tracker.

The name of the asteroid is designated 2022 PW.

The asteroid in question will pass by on August 16, 2022, as noted by the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The speed of Dinosaur-sized asteroid is 7.47 kilometers per second, which equates to 26,892 kilometers per hour.

This speed is almost equal to nearly 22 times the speed of sound.

According to NASA's CNEOS, the asteroid 2022 PW will pass the Earth at a distance of approximately 529,000 kilometers.