Doubtlessly hazardous asteroid as large because the Eiffel tower will safely move by Earth on 1 June- Know-how Information, Firstpost
FP TrendingCould 31, 2021 17:21:25 IST
The US area company, Nationwide Aeronautics and Area Administration (NASA) has warned that an asteroid, as large because the Paris’ Eiffel Tower, might shoot previous Earth in June. In line with a report in The Newsweek, the asteroid named 2021 KT1 has been labeled as ‘potentially hazardous’ by NASA. The report mentions that the diameter of the 2021 KT1 asteroid is between 149.9m to 329.7 m (492 ft and 1,082 ft).
Different smaller asteroids have additionally approached Earth not too long ago and can proceed to take action within the coming months, nonetheless, an asteroid that’s bigger than 500 ft and is inside 4.6 million miles of Earth is taken into account doubtlessly hazardous. The 2021 KT1 asteroid goes to return inside 4.5 million miles of our planet at 7:54 pm IST (10:24 am EDT) on Tuesday, 1 June. The gap between Earth and the asteroid is nineteen occasions the Earth’s distance to the moon.
The asteroid is travelling on the velocity of 40,000 mph. As per the area company, it’s going to move by Earth safely.
There may be one other smaller asteroid — 2018 LB — that may even strategy Earth on 1 June. It is just 21 metres in size and can come inside 1,116,885 KM of the planet, reported WUSA 9. It’s the approximate dimension of an airplane.
Asteroids 2021 KN2 and 2021 KS are approaching Earth on 31 Could, nonetheless, they’re 21 ft and 59 ft in dimension, respectively.
2021 KS is eighteen m and can strategy Earth at a distance of 5,954,573 KM. It’s the dimension of a home.
2021 KN2 is 6 meter and can strategy Earth at a distance of 144,519 KM. It’s the dimension of a bus.