Two Asteroids To Hit Earth? NASA Continues To Observe Two Bus-sized Cosmic Objects; Here’s What The Space Agency Has To Say!
The two enormous asteroids, identified as 2023 HS1 (9 feet) and 2023 HX1 (10 feet), will be passing close to Earth
While humans try to understand and unravel the secrets of the universe, the people of Earth will witness yet another fascinating event. While scientists and researchers are intently observing every object in space, they have also kept an eye out for threats to Earth and asteroids are one of them.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a unit of NASA, informed the space agency about asteroids that are heading towards the Earth. As per the latest reports, the two gigantic cosmic objects are speeding towards Earth and are likely to zoom past quite close to our planet on April 21, 2023. ALSO READ | Asteroids To Hit The Earth? NASA Warns Three Massive Asteroids Flying Towards The Planet; Here’s What Will Happen They Collide
The two enormous asteroids, identified as 2023 HS1 (9 feet) and 2023 HX1 (10 feet), will be passing close to Earth. The bus-sized asteroids will come the closest to Earth at different distances— 2,770,000 and Kilometers3,000,000 kilometres, respectively, according to the information released by NASA's JPL.
Does it pose a risk? No. The asteroids will pass by the Earth, albeit extremely closely, according to their present track, reported Latestly.
Are you wondering if the asteroid might make an impact with Earth? Well, the answer to that is; No! NASA continues to monitor the asteroids in order to have adequate time to alert the public if they change course for whatever reason.
NASA has used a number of Earth- and sky-based devices, such as satellites, telescopes, and more, to track the asteroids and keep an eye on them.
Interestingly, there are presently 1278661 known asteroids in the universe. The largest and smallest of these asteroids have diameters of less than 33 feet (10 metres) and 329 miles (530 km), respectively.
The three different categories of asteroids are Trojans, Near Earth Asteroids, and the Main Asteroid Belt. The orbits of the near-Earth asteroids are quite close to those of the Earth.
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