Today, on the second day of the new year, our earth has to face 5 asteroids. The American space agency NASA has informed about this. All these asteroids are included in the category of ‘Potentially Hazardous’ for the Earth. The biggest of these ‘space rock’ is named Asteroid (2021 NF). About 130 feet in size, this asteroid is as big as a commercial plane. Let us know about them in detail.
approaching earth 5 asteroids The biggest sky ‘calamity’ is in asteroid (2021 NF). It was discovered in the year 2021 and belongs to the Apollo group. Its approximate size is 130 feet. When it comes closest to the Earth, then the distance between the two will reduce to only 42 lakh 70 thousand kilometers. For this reason, NASA has placed it in the category of ‘potentially dangerous’. Although it is not likely to hit the Earth. Scientists will keep monitoring it till it moves away from the earth.
The two asteroids passing near the Earth today are almost the same size. The name of one is – Asteroid (2022 YU3) and the other is – Asteroid (2022 YT3). Both ‘sky storms’ have been discovered this year and their size is about 76 feet. Asteroid (2022 YU3) will pass through the earth at a distance of about 23 lakh 40 thousand kilometers. It is coming towards our planet at a speed of 25682 kilometers per hour. At the same time, Asteroid (2022 YT3) will cross our planet from a distance of about 26 lakh 50 thousand kilometers.
Today, the smallest asteroid coming close to the earth is of the size of a bungalow. Its name is Asteroid (2022 YP5) and its size is about 43 feet. When it will be closest to the Earth, when the distance between the two will decrease to 18 lakh 60 thousand kilometers. Apart from these, Asteroid (2022 YY6) is also coming closer to the Earth. This 65-foot asteroid is in the eyes of scientists. When it will come closest to the Earth, then the distance between the two will reduce to only 5 lakh kilometers.