New Delhi: An asteroid larger than the tallest man-made structures (Yes, Burj Khalifa) on Earth is coming towards the Earth and will pass by on Saturday at around 6.05 AM EST (4.35 PM in India). Named as 2002 PZ39, the “hazardous” asteroid is large enough to destroy an entire continent if it hits Earth’s surface.

Is it a reason to panic? No, not when coronavirus is there, social media is teeming with such comments. The asteroid is likely to miss the planet from a distance of around 3.6 million miles.