One Twitter user also said: “Sooooo did y’all know there was an asteroid headed to Earth & it could kill millions?
“Yeah…according to NASA, it should be here before noon on Saturday. Maybe that’ll give me a reason to call off from work.”
The space rock in question is Asteroid 163373 (2002 PZ39), which was first observed by astronomers in 2002.
According to NASA’s estimates, the rock measures somewhere between 1,443ft and 3248ft (440m to 990m) in diameter.
The agency believes a direct hit from an asteroid at the upper end of the estimate can have global consequences.