According to NASA, a large asteroid measuring 1200 feet wide is hurtling toward Earth at a very high pace. Tomorrow is when the asteroid is predicted to get the closest. Recognize the threat.
Two close calls with big asteroids occurred last week for the planet Earth. The size difference between the two asteroids was 400 and 600 feet, respectively. However, an asteroid is currently hurtling toward our planet, making these objects appear to be tiny pebbles. This asteroid, which is a massive space rock that is 1200 feet wide and travelling at a tremendous speed toward the Earth, will make its closest approach to the planet tomorrow, August 3. For comparison, this asteroid is the same width as three Statue of Liberty statues combined. If it hits the Earth, it may be a very scary event.
Due of its enormity, it will cause destruction on a continental scale and generate earthquakes and tsunamis that will be felt throughout the entire world. Continue reading to find out if an asteroid will hit our planet or if the Earth will be fortunate a third time.
The asteroid, which is 1200 feet (365 metres) broad, has been given the name 2022 OE02, according to the NASA Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) database. Since this asteroid was initially discovered this year, the 2022 in its name serves as a reminder of this fact. It was recently that the asteroid was discovered, The lack of information on the space rock leads to a great deal of unpredictability.
The asteroid is moving at a speed of 1,15,872 kilometres per hour, according to CNEOS (Center for Near Earth Objects Studies). The asteroid is currently predicted to pass within 6.1 million kilometres of Earth. Although it would appear far away, if the asteroid’s trajectory were to change, it wouldn’t take very long for it to go that distance in astronomical terms. However, based on current projections, it seems unlikely that the asteroid would collide with Earth, and a safe passage is anticipated.
NASA is carrying out a DART project, which will give them the ability to deploy rockets to push an incoming asteroid slightly and adjust its trajectory to safeguard the globe, in order to defend the Earth from any such future dangers.