TWO asteroids are set to blast past the Earth at 20,000mph – coming closer to the planet’s surface than the moon.
NASA said the first space rock – 2018 RW – would hurtle through the sky on Friday night, travelling around 15 times faster than the retired Concorde’s 1,354mph.
The second asteroid – 2018 RC – will zoom overhead on Sunday night.
Crashing through space at 20,000mph, NASA has deemed the larger of the two a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid”.
Experts say the first is around the size of a car, while the second – said to be around 230ft in length – rivals a jumbo jet.
The larger asteroid was discovered last week by researchers working on the Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) in Hawaii.
Space expert Hanneke Weitering said: “Sunday night’s flyby will come on the heels of a car-size asteroid that flies even closer to Earth tonight.
“That asteroid will pass within 136,000 miles of the Earth – well inside the moon’s average distance of 238,000 miles.”
It comes after a bus-sized asteroid zoomed past Earth earlier in August.
But despite that, NASA still missed the 15-metre space rock that flew past at 20,636 miles.
The space agency didn’t find the rock until the day after.