A huge asteroid is set their path towards Earth and it will pass by our planet next week. Dubbed as Asteroid 2020 ND. It is named as Near-Earth Object (NEO) and Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) by NASA.
But there is no trigger to worry, as it will safely fly past Earth because it has completed at least 5 instances earlier than according to NASA. The asteroid is about 160 meters or 520 feet in diameter. It is not the first time when an asteroid visiting the first time in Earth it maintains an orbit across the Solar that makes it come near each Earth and Mars each once in a while.
What are asteroids?
Asteroids are a small rock orbiting the sun. It has a large number that has been leftover from the formation of our solar system. Most of this is found between Mars and Jupiter some orbit other planets in the system as well. According to NASA, there are millions of Aestroids, which is why we hearing the news about each and every day that some of the other asteroids passing by Earth.
Asteroid 2020 ND
According to the NASA report, the Asteroid 2020 ND’s first experienced approach to Earth was on July 17, 1945, and it has since handed by the planet 4 extra times and will now cross us once more on July 24, 2020. After July 24, it’s set to blow previous Earth in 2035, then 2074, after which 2145 and so forth.
ASA would not think about Asteroid 2020 ND a key scientific goal. That designation is reserved for asteroids like 101955 Bennu, 10199 Chariklo, 16 Psyche, 243 Ida, 25143 Itokawa, 253 Mathilde, 433 Eros, and four Vesta.
Talked about the distance, Asteroid 2020 ND is around 160 meters in diameter and at its closest method, it is going to be 5,570,000 km from Earth. To give you some context on the space, the common distance between Earth and Moon is around 385,000 km. So, the asteroid is fairly far away from earth to do any hurt.