A giant potentially hazardous asteroid, about 2 kilometers (1.8Km) wide, could come close to Earth on May 27.

The asteroid is named '1989 JA' and is twice the size of Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The asteroid, named 7335 (1989 JA), has been classified as "potentially hazardous", by NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).

The potentially hazardous asteroid is similar to the Chelyabinsk asteroid.

The Chelyabinsk asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere in 2013 and damaged six Russian cities.

The asteroid 1989 JA will come close to exactly 40,24,182 kilometers of the Earth.

At its closest, the object would travel at an astonishing speed of 47,232 kilometers per hour.

Asteroids are rocky fragments that have survived the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago.

An asteroid is classified as a near-Earth object when its distance from our planet is less than 1.3 times the distance of the Sun from the Earth.

The Earth-Sun distance is about 93 million miles or 151.5 million km.

Rome's Virtual Telescope project will make a live stream of the asteroid flyby as it approaches Earth.