The Earth is expected to come face-to-face with an asteroid today, but experts say it's nothing to be alarmed about.
The space rock, dubbed 2011 MD, will pass just 7,600 miles above the planet about 1 p.m., according to experts at NASA
's Near-Earth Object Program
They say it poses no threat.
"An orbital analysis indicates there is no chance it will actually strike [the] Earth," NASA said on its website
The small asteroid measures only 33 feet long, scientists said, and will pass over the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean