NASA monitors ‘asteroid larger than London Bridge’ that hits Earth’s orbit – World News

An asteroid potentially larger than London Bridge will hit Earth’s orbit next week.

NASA is tracking the 2014 asteroid called QJ33, which is expected to fly on September 17.

The massive space rock is predicted to be 48 meters to 110 meters, or 157 to 360 feet, wide.

This means that it could potentially be larger than the London Bridge, which has 104 meters (340 ft) of concrete in its center.

The giant space rock is a Near Earth Object (NEO), used to describe “comets and asteroids that have been orbited by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets that allow them to enter Earth’s neighborhood Allows. “

Most asteroids do not come into contact with the Earth’s atmosphere (file photo)

The asteroid 2014 QJ33 is expected to pass safely at a distance of 6.67 lunar units from Earth – 1,592,819 miles from Earth.

The rock will travel at a speed of 8.66 kilometers per second or 19,371 mph.

The team of NASA astronomers is currently tracking about 2,000 asteroids, comets and other objects that can fly close to Earth.

Earth has not seen an asteroid of apocalyptic scale from the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Most asteroids are not exposed to the Earth’s atmosphere, but in rare instances huge space rocks can affect weather systems.