NASA has a dedicated asteroids observation center in its Jet Propulsion Lab. Recently this department has been very busy due to the arrival of many near-earth objects. The entire incident started from June 6 2020 when 4 asteroids went past the planet. The 2002 NN4 asteroid that went past recently was bigger than the Empire State building.
The next approaches of all such dangerous space rocks are going to be in the range of 4.5 to 7.6 million kilometers away from our planet. It is basically 20 times the distance of the earth and moon. The asteroids will start coming in from today and will continue till June 11, 2020. According to the official website of NASA, an asteroid of 310 feet will enter the near-orbit space on June 8.
アポロ型地球近傍 #小惑星 2020 KK7 が2020年6月2日 18時43分頃(JST)に地心から約51万Km(月迄の距離の1.3倍)を通過します. この小惑星は5月25日に米国,アリゾナのMt. Lemmon Surveyで発見されたもので直径は15-33mと推定されています.https://t.co/HTSQ1fXoePhttps://t.co/vnYmUtOkQL pic.twitter.com/Ee0sOUsZy1
— Atsuo ASAMI 浅見敦夫 (@AsamiAtsuo) June 1, 2020
NASA warns about 5 asteroids today
NASA recently signaled a red alert in order to keep everything under control. Apparently the sky is falling apart, and there is not much we can do about it. Since last week our planet is constantly under the radar of several asteroids that are falling from the sky. The website maintains a widget which shows the exact day and distance from our planet for asteroids coming in our orbit.
On June 10, 2020, another asteroid is going to pass by very close to our planet. It has an approximate size of 65 feet will have the closest approach to planet Earth of 4,120,000 miles. On 11 June 2020, one more celestial body that is asteroid is approaching towards Earth with an approximate size of 78 feet and it will fly past the Earth at a distance of 3,630,000 miles.
Another space rock is approaching towards the Earth on June 11 with an approximate size of 60 feet and its closest approach will be at 2.35 million miles. Let us know what you think of this asteroid attack in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
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