The 37-meter-long asteroid will make a ‘near-Earth view’ today (8 September), NASA has confirmed.
The NEO (Near-Earth Object), known as the 2020 PT4, would take the Earth and Moon only a million miles away – which of course counts as ‘near’ in terms of space .
The space rock, which is about the length of the two lorries, will also hurt at speeds of about 28,090 mph (12.56 kilometers per second).
At this point, you might be a little worried about the possibility that NASA has done its calculations at a distance of one million miles, leaving the Earth on a collision course, with the double space lorry traveling at 28,090 mph Still working.
However, NASA has assured us that if the 2020 PT4 ever hits Earth, its relatively small size (in terms of space) means that it will likely disintegrate into the atmosphere, causing minimal damage to our planet. Will happen.
Asteroid, called 2020 QGFlew in About 2,950 km (1,830 mi) of the Earth – extremely close in terms of asteroids.
In fact, according to compiled by Asteroid Trackers and a catalog Sormano This is the closest record ever built to an astronomical observatory in Italy.
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The Palomar Observatory in California did not detect the giant space rock until about six hours after its last flight from Earth.
Paul ChodasDirector of NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies told business Insider: “The asteroid became indescribable from the direction of the Sun.
“We didn’t see it coming.”
Confirmation The asteroid flew so close to Earth that this Breaking the record, he said: “If you discount some known asteroids that actually affect our planet, then tomorrow’s close outlook is the closest on record. “
But inbound asteroids can make us feel a little messed up, NASA says that the likes of the 2020 PT4 and 2020 QG provide invaluable insights into our solar system.
It said: “NEOs (Near-Earth Objects) are comets and asteroids that have been orbited by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets that allow them to enter Earth’s neighborhood.
“Scientific interest in comets and asteroids is almost due to their position as relatively unchanged remnants of debris from the solar system’s construction process some 4.6 billion years ago.”