The size of the recent asteroid that is going to pass by our planet is almost as big as the London Eye. However, this is not the first such space rock to come close to Earth and cause threats of collision. The incoming asteroid 2020 ND is larger as compared to the size of the London Eye in terms of its diameter. The world-famous United Kingdom landmark is almost 443 feet high and the incoming space rock is 50% bigger.
This makes it one of the largest space rocks to ever a cause a threat to our planet. The NASA Sentry which keeps an eye on all such bodies says that this space rock named 2020 ND will go by very close to our planet but thankfully it will not cause any major harm to us.
Asteroid larger than the London Eye to pass by Earth
2020 ND is a space that is going to pass by our planet on July 24, 2020, and according to the reports on NASA Official website, the space rock will come within just 0.037 astronomical units (AU) of our planet. NASA’s official website has to define Potentially Hazardous Asteroids also known as PHAs are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth.
This space rock is not at all similar to the previous potential attacks on our planet. The space rock observatory recently spotted the NEOWISE Comet which is going to stay visible throughout the month of August in various parts of the world.
The Asteroid 2020 ND will not cause any damage to our planet and the chance is very minimal that this will affect our planet. Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
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