The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has cautioned of a huge asteroid, going at the speed of 48,000 kilometers for each hour, is required to whiz past Earth this week.
As indicated by NASA, “Asteroid 2020 ND” will move past Earth on July 24. There are additionally reports of two different asteroids expected to whiz past Earth on Sunday named 2016 DY30 and 2020 ME3, detailed Business Insider.
“Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth.
Specifically, all asteroids with a minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) of 0.05 au or less are considered PHAs,” NASA said in an announcement.
NASA said asteroid 2020 ND is around 170 meter-long will be as close as 0.034 astronomical units (5,086,328 kilometers) to our planet.
It included, 2016 DY30 is going toward Earth at a speed of 54,000 kilometers for each hour while 2020 ME3 is going at 16,000 kilometers for each hour. The 2016 DY30 is the littler space rock of the two as it is 15 feet wide.
NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has uncovered that the 2016 DY30 will be as close as about 0.02306 galactic units to Earth which means 3.4 million kilometers.
“The closest approach of the bigger asteroid will be on July 19 at 10:02 AM IST. It has been classified as an Apollo asteroid because it crosses Earth’s path while travelling around the sun,” it said.
It included that the 2020 ME3 will be farther away from Earth when it arrives at its nearest separation to earth at 02:51 AM IST the following day (July 21).
“The expected distance from Earth of the smaller asteroid is about 0.03791 astronomical units which translate to 5.6 million kilometres. It has been labelled as an Amor asteroid as it does not cross Earth’s path and only flies close to Earth on several occasions,” the Center included.
Be that as it may, these two asteroids don’t represent a danger to our planet, NASA included.