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NASA is tracking THREE asteroids along the way, two were discovered just two days ago – RT World News



NASA is currently tracking three Near Earth Objects (NEOs) that will fly over the Earth on November 20. Worryingly, two of the three were discovered just last weekend and tensions over planetary defense increased again.

The first of the cosmic fly-bys on Wednesday and the largest with a diameter of 48 to 110 meters (157.5 to 360.8 feet) will be the 2019 UK6 asteroid, which will be at around 6.20 am CET (1.20 pm) Clock MEZ) will pass by. It's 2019 UK6, which we warned most about when it was first observed on October 24th.

NEO 2019 UK6 is a cupid asteroid that occasionally, but very rarely, turns the sun and the earth and crosses the Earth's path. In contrast, Apollo asteroids intersect with Earth orbit as the planet moves around the Sun. 1

9659006] The second flyby on Wednesday will be 2019 WF, which was sighted by NASA's asteroid fighters only two days ago on November 17th. It is an estimated 24 meters wide and approaching the Earth at about twice the distance to the moon, so there is no danger of extinction anyway.

Last performance is 2019 WE, also spotted at the last minute on the 17th of November. This asteroid will fly past our planet at a distance of about 1.3 million kilometers. [19659003] According to the NASA Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), all three will have so-called near-Earth approaches, but fortunately are not believed to pose a threat.




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