Small and huge asteroids pass by the day near the Earth. Some of these asteroids pass very far from Earth, but some have very short distances, due to which space agencies around the world take them seriously and start researching their arrival months in advance. Today, on August 31, not one or two, but four asteroids were going to pass close to the Earth and a huge asteroid will pass very close to the Earth on Thursday, September 1.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)’s Asteroid Watch program according, Wednesday, August 31, that is, today four giant asteroids will pass near the Earth. Their names are 2022 QZ6, 2022 QX1, 2022 QS7, and 2022 QB8, which are 110 ft, 130 ft, 67 ft, and 73 ft in size respectively. However, tomorrow a large asteroid is going to pass near the Earth, named 2022 QT7.
The size of the 2022 QT7 asteroid is much smaller than the asteroid that passed by Earth on August 31, but it is the closest to Earth compared to all of them. According to NASA, when 2022 QT7 passes, its shortest distance from Earth will be 470,000 km, which may sound too much to read, but this distance in space is considered very small. Its size will be 19 feet and for comparison, NASA has described its size as similar to that of a car.
The 2022 QT7 will have a speed of 7.69 km/s (27,684 km/h) while passing closest to Earth. of space agency data It tells that in the year 2035, on the exact same day (September 1), this asteroid will pass near the planet Venus. Its closest distance from Venus will be 16,194,987 km and at that time its speed will be 45,576 km per hour.