NASA warned that Earth is about to see a total of six asteroids pass this penultimate week of March. The group’s largest space rock is greater in size than New York’s Empire State Building and It could represent a danger to the planet if it diverts its circulation.
According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, the first asteroid to enter the planet’s vicinity is called 2020 FF. It is the smallest of the group, has an estimated diameter of about 26 meters and is currently it travels through space at a speed of almost 21 thousand kilometers per hour.
In recent weeks, several NASA announcements caused an alert and the idea of being hit by a meteorite can be terrifying.
Nevertheless, most of these rocks pass far enough from Earth to cause no harm, but close enough, in astronomical terms, as if to be alert, according to NASA reports.
The 2020 FF flew past Earth this March 24, from a distance of about 0.04061 astronomical units or approximately about 6.1 million km away.
The second asteroid to arrive this week is known as 2020 FB. According to scholars, it is approximately 54 meters wide and it is approaching Earth with a speed of more than 16 thousand kilometers per hour.
The NASA study center estimated that this asteroid would approach Earth on March 25. During this time, it will be approximately 0.02202 astronomical units or around 3.2 million kilometers from the center of the planet.
After 2020 FB, there is an asteroid identified as 2020 FP. Center for Near-Earth Object Studies noted that this asteroid is currently crossing the Solar System at a speed of nearly 34,000 km / h. It has an estimated diameter of about 39 meters.
The 2020 FP is expected to visit the vicinity of Earth on March 26. It will fly beyond the planet from a distance of 0.03765 astronomical units or about 5.6 million km away.
The next space rock that will surpass the planet is a potentially dangerous asteroid known as 2012 XA133. According to the study center, this asteroid is approximately 390 meters wide, which means that it can cause a huge impact on Earth if it collides with the planet.
This huge asteroid will approach Earth on March 26, at a speed of almost 85 thousand miles per hour. During this time, it will be approximately 0.04453 astronomical units or approximately 6.6 million kilometers from the center of the planet.
Very closely after 2012 XA133, there is an asteroid known as 2020 FE2, the one with an estimated diameter of 45 meters and moving towards Earth at a speed of almost 26 thousand kilometers per hour.
As published Future360, It is expected that 2020 FE2 fly beyond Earth on March 28, from the distance of 0.01158 astronomical units or approximately 1.6 million km away.
The last asteroid to approach Earth this week is called 2010 GD35.. According to CNEOS, it is about 71 meters wide and will enter the cercanías of the Earth on March 29 at a speed of almost 44 thousand kilometers per hour. The asteroid will be approximately 0.03908 astronomical units from the center of the Earth, which is equivalent to approximately 5.7 million kilometers away, IBT reported.