On Valentine’s Day, the asteroid 2024 BR4 is set to pass by Earth, providing a potentially hazardous object that could be used as an excuse to cancel plans. While not expected to cause widespread destruction, its size of between 100 and 300 meters makes it a dangerous object. There is still much uncertainty about its composition and potential effects on our planet if it were to collide with Earth. However, the asteroid is not expected to come close to our planet for a long time, with its closest approach on Valentine’s Day estimated at 4.6 million kilometers away. Despite this, the flyby will be the closest the asteroid gets to our planet in the next 120 years, providing further assurance that we are safe from this potentially dangerous object for the foreseeable future. The fact that the asteroid went undetected when it passed Earth at 14 lunar distances in 2011 highlights how far surveys have come in identifying potentially dangerous objects and ensuring the safety of our planet.