Asteroid swarm: NASA tracks four objects flying towards Earth at speeds up to 43,000MPH

Asteroid 2019 VW1

The first object to approach Earth on Tuesday is the near-Earth asteroid 2019 VW1.

NASA first tracked the rocky body on October 8 this year.

The asteroid is estimated to measure somewhere in the range of 62.3ft to 144.3ft (19m to 44m) across.

NASA further estimates the asteroid is flying through space at speeds of around 8.49km per second or 18,991mph (30,564kph).

At its closest, the asteroid will arrive in Earth’s corner of space around 4.54am GMT.

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