NASA reports that at least five asteroids are heading for Earth this week, which is another threatening threat people should watch out for.
According to the NASA Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), four of the near-Earth objects will fly past the planet on Tuesday, June 2.
The launch will be the 108-foot-wide 2020 KK7, which runs at 34,000 miles an hour. It is said to fly past Earth at 4:43 a.m.CET, a merciful distance of approximately 319,000 miles or just behind the moon. Connect one.
Next up is 2020 KD4, 115 feet wide and nearly 12,000 miles an hour, which will pass us at 8:47 a.m. EDT 2.5 million miles away.
Tuesday’s largest heap, the 144-foot 2020 KF, will shoot past our planet at 1
In 2020, the KJ1 will be the bottom of the space rock parade on Tuesday. It measures a relatively meager 30 meters and progresses at 11,000 miles an hour. The asteroid will complete the sky spectacle on Tuesday at 2:57 p.m. EDT and pass its next point about 1.3 million miles from Earth.
After a brief pause, an asteroid that may be larger than the New York Empire State Building and the London Eye, 2002 NN4, will zoom in on Saturday June 6th.
2002 NN4 is an aten-class asteroid that has a very wide orbit around the sun and measures between 820 and 1870 feet depending on brightness and light reflection.
It is somewhat surprising that the asteroid is considered “small” in absolute numbers and is still larger than about 90 percent of the asteroids we encounter in our solar system that are about the size of a soccer field.
Fortunately and despite its classification as a near-Earth object or NEO, in 2002 NN4 will pass us at a very safe distance of 3,168,993 miles.
NEOs are space rocks that are within 1.3 astronomical units of the Earth or 1.3 times the distance from Earth to Sun.
So that we don’t feel too comfortable, NN4 is expected to visit us again in 2024 in 2002, and its orbit may in the meantime be shifted by other space debris or planetary gravitational forces, possibly leading to a collision course with Earth. Therefore, CNEOS coffins will keep an eye on this for a while.
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