A Hungarian astronomer discovered an asteroid on March 11, but only two hours after that discovery, the asteroid about 3 meters wide collided with the Earth’s atmosphere. It is named 2022 EB5. This asteroid collided in the north of Iceland. The special thing is that 2022 EB5 is the fifth such asteroid to hit our Earth, which collided with the Earth shortly after its discovery. The four previously known asteroids that collided with Earth shortly after their discovery include 2014 AA, 2018 LA, 2008 TC3 and 2019 MO.
A report in Taarifa.com said that the asteroid was discovered by Hungarian astronomer Krzysztyan Cernezki of the Konkoli Observatory near Budapest. Even though it has hit the Earth, it is not likely to cause any damage.
According to reports, some people in Iceland reportedly heard loud noises and saw bright lights. The International Meteorological Organization is now looking for those witnesses. By talking to them, it will be possible to understand what happened when the asteroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere. According to a report
in Earthsky.org, an object was moving at a speed of about 11 miles per second or 18.5 kilometers per second. The report further states that due to friction with the Earth, all or part of that object should have evaporated. While some people in Iceland are claiming that they saw a bright light and heard a sound. At present, the people making the claim are being talked about. It is being understood that what people actually saw.
Last month also there was information that a huge asteroid of about 1.3 kilometers in size is moving towards the Earth. On March 4, it reached close to the Earth. This asteroid, named 138971 (2001 CB21), was considered potentially dangerous. When it came closer to Earth, the distance between it and our planet was 4.5 million kilometers. This asteroid traveled at a high speed of 26,800 mph.