NASA Announces Date Huge Asteroid Will Approach Earth – WATCH OUT

Share and Enjoy !

0 0

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that a space rock almost 1.5 times the size of the London Eye will make its closest approach to Earth on 24 July, reported Express.

The report further added that the asteroid will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (AU) or 5,086,327 kilometers of Earth. It is moving at a speed of 48,000 kilometers per hour.

It has been named 2020ND and is 170m tall.

Read Also: Nana Agradaa; Popular Fetish Priestess Wins Souls For Christ

Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth,” Mirror reported quoting NASA.

Space rocks having a minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) of 0.05 AU or less are considered PHAs.

NASA Announces Date Huge Asteroid Will Approach Earth -WATCH OUT
NASA Announces Date Huge Asteroid Will Approach Earth -WATCH OUT

The asteroid could have been pushed by the gravity of other planets into an orbit that will send it into Earth’s region of space.

As per Lancaster Guardian, the 2020ND’s proximity gives it a status of Near-Earth Object (NEO).

It reported that the space rock is not expected to collide with our planet. However, according to NASA, there is a one in 300,000 chance every year that an asteroid with a potential to cause regional damage will strike.

Humans will not be able to see this space rock with naked eyes and even those with relatively powerful telescopes may not view it.

Watch Video Below :

Hbtvghana.com is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website. Read our disclaimer.
Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +233 27 661 0660.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *