According to legend the god caused great damage on Earth. But still, NASA claims 3200 Phaethon will not damage the Earth like the original god.
3200 Phaethon was discovered NASA since December 2007 ago. He is believed to be part of the Geminid meteor shower that will occur on 13 December.
"It will pass a distance of 6.5 million miles from Earth, still far and even 27 times farther than Earth's distance to the Moon," NASA said in an official statement.
However, NASA acknowledged that Phaethon's 3200 is the nearest dangerous "near-Earth" asteroid if not overcome. Therefore, scientists at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory are planning to use the asteroid 3D model to re-examine its shape.