Two Asteroids To Safely Fly Past Earth On Tuesday

Asteroid 2011

Asteroid 2011

NASA, the United States agency has confirmed that an asteroid named 2011 ES4 will make its close approach with the earth on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

But while it will be classed as "close" on an astronomical scale, it poses no danger of actually colliding with the Earth.

"Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are now defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid's potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth".

An asteroid is designated a "near Earth object" if it arrives within just a variety of close to 50 million kilometres.

Even though this asteroid is passing very close to the earth, the probability of a potential collision is pretty less.

On the other hand, asteroid 2020 QG5 made its last approach towards earth 16 years ago on August 11, 2004.

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The other five satellites in the same series returned to Earth in 2011, shattering into several fragments, which were scattered across the sea.

The previous time the asteroid handed by in March 2011, it was noticeable more than a four-working day period. But asteroids can also qualify for being able to destroy a planet if they're big enough. The asteroid, which will pass by Earth at an estimated distance of 1.2 lakh km, passes by the planet in every nine years. Its orbit with the Earth exclusively brings it nearer to us as soon as in 9 years.

The Near-Earth Object (NEO) is nearly twice the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza at about 270m wide and flies at 31,400mph towards the Earth.

The asteroid early warning system monitored by NASA has posted advance discover of various area rocks inbound within the coming days, with one set to journey inside simply 120,000km of our planet. The space rock is also classified as a near-Earth object (NEO).

In 2013, a 20-metre meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, smashing windows and caused injuries to more than 1,000 people.

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