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Asteroid larger than Boeing 747 to hit Earth's orbit on October 7; Can it be visible to see?

 Asteroid larger than Boeing 747 to hit Earth's orbit on October 7; Can it be visib


Asteroids near Earth's orbit

NASA's Center for Near-Earth Objects recently warned that an asteroid larger than the Boeing 747 jet is set to hit Earth's orbit on 7 October. The US space agency is tracking the Space Rock 2020 RK2, which is currently on a trajectory to collide. With the Earth's orbit. The asteroid is classified as an 'Apollo asteroid' and NASA astrologers saw the space rock for the first time last month.

The asteroid is about to hurtle through space at a speed of 6.68 kilometers per second and is estimated to range in diameter from 36 meters to 81 meters, a width of about 118-256 feet. Based on the approximate size, the US Space Agency believes the space rock may be larger than the wings of Boeing-747 8 series airplanes that are about 68.5 meters wide.

However, despite approaching Earth's orbit, astronomers have said that it is unlikely to see it from Earth. The asteroid would have been blazing on Earth last night around 1:12 pm EST or 6:12 am British Summertime. In addition, NASA revealed that the likelihood of any real damage from it is 'extremely low' and it is about to safely orbit our planet.

The space reef will run past Earth at a distance of 38,27,797 kilometers. Once the asteroid safely overtakes each, it is not going to visit the orbit before August 2027. NASA estimated that several dozen asteroids fly near the Earth each year. However, most of them are smaller than 2020 RK2 and they rarely touch Earth's orbit. A large number of space rocks also fly past.

Asteroid 2020 SW's close flyby on 24th of September

According to a report on NASA's JPL website, in the last asteroid, 2020 SW flew close to the Earth on 24 September. At its closest approach, the space rock was 0.00019 astronomical units above the Earth's surface. In miles, it is 17661.6 miles. It was one of the closest asteroid approaches in recent times. This distance was also much lower than many communication satellites orbiting our planet. The closest approach occurred over the southeastern Pacific Ocean.


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