On August 10, 2019, A giant asteroid is going to pass by our blue planet.
How giant, you ask? Not much, roughly 569 metres in diameter, (for reference, the Statue of Unity in Gujarat is 182 metres tall).
What's scarier is the distance it'll be at, from the Earth. The asteroid (named 2006 QQ23) will fly within 0.049 astronomical units at around 16,740 kmph (7.4 million kilometres off earth). For reference, 1 AU = Distance between Earth and the Sun. Due to this, the asteroid is regarded as a NEO or Near-Earth Object.
With the object moving within 0.5 AU of Earth and being larger than 140 meters in diameter, it has been labelled as a potentially hazardous object.
If 2006 QQ23 were to actually hit Earth, it has the power to completely wipe-out an entire city. On the other hand, if it hit the seas or the oceans, it could cause cataclysmic destruction to the flora and fauna in the water bodies as well as the coastal areas nearby.