An asteroid about the size of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, 2,717 feet tall, whizzed by the earth at about 7:54 p.m ET on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Fortunately, the asteroid was actually quite far away at 3.3 million miles or about 9 times further away than the Moon. But the way it was reported might lead one to believe we narrowly missed a cataclysmic event.