Asteroid Big Ben Approaching Earth Shaped, Says NASA

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At the end of the 20th century, NASA launched the Near-Earth Object Program, which aimed to discover and monitor the motion of celestial bodies whose orbits could bring them closer to our planet. The space agency has estimated 25,000 NEOs so far.

Ladies and gentlemen, are not very comfortable, because 2020 is not done with us yet … An asteroid as big as Big Ben will be in front of the Earth next week, Daily star Reported citing NASA. According to the space agency, the celestial body called 2020 TGI is traveling towards our planet at a high speed of 8.5 mph (30,708 mph or about 50,000 kmph). NASA says that the asteroid can be anywhere between 43 and 100 meters wide and is the largest celestial body to attack our planet’s past.

The 2020 TGI belongs to the most dangerous category of asteroids – Apollo, which means that its orbit will cross the gap of our planet. But NASA says that it will safely cross our planet at 7,027,201 miles. In December, Earth will be visited by an unusual asteroid named 2020 SO, classified as a “potentially dangerous” object. One of NASA’s leading experts, Paul Chodas, suggested that the celestial body may actually have been from a NASA wreckage rocket sent to the moon in 1966.