If you happened to ask Santa Claus for an asteroid this Christmas, it looks like he’s about to come through in a big way.
According to PopSci.com, Asteroid 163899, also known as 2003 SD220, is set to pass by Earth on Christmas Eve. And assuming Playboy’s CMS didn’t screw up and post this article at the wrong time, that should be today!
However, if you specifically asked Santa for an asteroid that would slam into Earth and destroy our species, I’m afraid you might have to wait until next Christmas. The space rock, which is estimated to be between 0.5 and 1.5 miles wide, will remain 6.7 million miles away, and will not be visable to the naked eye.