Asteroids continue to come closer to the Earth. One after the other, many asteroids are coming closer to us. Some of these are quite big in size. The good thing is that it is not a threat to the Earth and will pass close to our planet from a certain distance. Asteroids are also called minor planets. They also revolve around the Sun. So far, scientists have detected 11 lakh 13 thousand 527 asteroids. Let us know how many asteroids are coming near us in the next 5 days.
according to reportsToday i.e. on August 26, the asteroid ‘NEO 2022 QP4’ will pass close to our Earth. It will pass the earth from a distance of about 13 lakh 96 thousand 682 kilometers. This distance is more than three times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. ‘2022 QP4’ is a small asteroid. Its the size of a bus. It is traveling at a speed of 7 kilometers per second.
A day after this i.e. tomorrow on 27th August, the asteroid ‘NEO 2022 QQ4’ will come close to the Earth. With an estimated size of 110 feet, this asteroid is equivalent to an aircraft. It will travel at a speed of 7 kilometers per second. The special thing is that after tomorrow this asteroid will come close to the Earth on 18 August 2131.
At the same time, on August 28, the asteroid ‘NEO 2022 QP3’ will fly from a distance of 5 million kilometers from Earth. Its size is also estimated to be around 110 feet. It is moving at a speed of 8 kilometers per second. On August 16, 2025, this asteroid will come close to the Earth again.
In addition, on Monday the asteroids ‘2022 QX4’ and ‘2017 BU’ will pass close to our Earth. It is interesting to see two asteroids coming close to the Earth in one day. The size of Asteroid ‘2022 QX4’ is about 140 feet, while Asteroid ‘2017 BU’ is about 100 feet. Asteroid ‘2022 QX4’ had previously come close to Earth in the year 1977. Now it will return on 9th September 2026. At the same time, Asteroid ‘2017 BU’ was seen on 19 January 2017. This time it will pass through the earth from a distance of 65 lakh kilometers. This asteroid will come close to us again on 5 February 2051.
When asteroids come close to the Earth, scientists see the distance between them and the Earth. For this the help of satellite and radar is taken. Most asteroids orbit in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, but many asteroids have orbits that pass near Earth. Asteroids crossing the Earth’s orbital path are known as Earth-crossers.