A mysterious Three-mile-wide asteroid goes to buzz our planet before Christmas.

Although NASA has categorised it has a ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ and Russian astronomers have warned that the item will fly previous ‘fairly shut there is no such thing as a likelihood it should hit us as it should move 6.Four million miles from Earth on December 17, 2017.

The enormous asteroid 3200 Phaethon is known as after the Greek demi-god who in accordance to the legend, borrowed the solar chariot from his father the God Helios, nonetheless, Phaethon was unable to management the horses and practically set the Earth on fireplace due to the misdriving of the solar’s chariot before being killed by Zeus who was compelled to kill Phaethon with a thunderbolt to keep away from a catastrophe.

The asteroid 3200 Phaethon is the long-sought mum or dad physique of the Geminids meteor bathe. The meteor bathe which might be seen from December Four-16, 2017 reaching its peak round December 13 whereas asteroid 3200 Phaethon may even be vibrant sufficient to see in small telescopes.

Phaethon which suggests ‘the shining one’ will in all probability carry some good fireworks within the sky.