A 3,400-foot-wide asteroid will make a safe flyby of Earth next week

A huge asteroid will safely whiz by our planet next week.

The asteroid, known as 7482 (1994 PC1), will make its closest approach to our planet on Jan. 18 at 4:51 p.m. EST (2151 GMT), according to a table from the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), managed by NASA at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.