Astrologers across the world observe and study about asteroids that pass by earth. Some asteroids unlike others are dangerous and may cause a harmful impact on the earth. Recently NASA warns about the hazardous asteroid that will fly past Earth on July 24.
According to a report by Birmingham Live, the asteroid is expected to be bigger than the famous London Eye which is 443 feet high. The asteroid is one and half times the size of the London Eye and it will make its closest approach to Earth on July 24.
Experts in the United States have named the Asteroid 2020ND and has been called as “potentially hazardous”. The hazardous rock measuring 170 metres will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (AU) of the earth on July 24.
One AU (149,598,000 km) is the distance between the Earth and the Sun and on coming Saturday, asteroid 2020ND which is travelling at a staggering 13.5 kilometres per second – or 48,000 kilometres per hour will be 5,086,327 kilometres away from our planet According to Birmingham live the space agency as saying: “Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth.”
“Specifically, all asteroids with a minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) of 0.05 au or less are considered PHAs,” it added.
NASA on its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) website said: “NEOs are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth’s neighbourhood. The scientific interest in comets and asteroids is due largely to their status as the relatively unchanged remnant debris from the solar system formation process some 4.6 billion years ago”.
Revealing more about the character and nature of asteroid, the agency said, “The giant outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) formed from an agglomeration of billions of comets and the leftover bits and pieces from this formation process are the comets we see today. Likewise, today’s asteroids are the bits and pieces leftover from the initial agglomeration of the inner planets that include Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.”