A giant asteroid will fly past Earth at over 30,000 miles per hour on Tuesday.
Near Earth Object 2013 According to NASA, MD8 is between 126 feet and 282 feet long. The space rock will pass Earth at 12:55. EST at a speed of 30,418 mph, it said in a statement.
However, there is no need to worry about the asteroid that will pass our planet at 15.1 lunar distances, which is about 3 million miles away. Each lunar distance is 238.900 miles.
NASA GIANT & # 39; METEORITE & # 39; CRATER BENEATH GREENLAND – ICE
In 2017, a skyscraper asteroid called NY65 in 2010 flew about eight times Earth and Moon The Moon is an average of 238,855 miles from Earth.
NASA opened a new office in 2016 to track asteroids and comets that come too close to Earth. The Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) has formalized the Agency's Near-Earth Object Recognition and Tracking Program (NEOs).
A small part of an asteroid or comet is also called a meteoroid. When it enters the Earth's atmosphere, it becomes a meteor or fireball or shooting star. The valuable boulders for collectors are valuable for meteorites.
ASTEROIDS WAS ALMOST KNOWED FOR 300 MILLION YEARS AND NO WHITE,
In the last 290 million years, asteroids have hit Earth at three times the previous rate. However, scientists are not sure why.
NASA recently discovered a huge crater beneath Greenland's ice, possibly the result of a massive meteorite shattered into the ground.
The crater, which is just over 22 miles wide and under which lies more than a mile of ice would be one of the largest meteorite impact sites on Earth, if it turned out to be a space rock.
CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE FOX NEWS App ] If the newly discovered crater is actually the result of a meteorite, NASA would make it the 22nd largest impact crater on Earth.
Fox & # 39; s News Chris Ciaccia contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers