Small asteroid to safely fly by Earth

James Marshall
June 10, 2020

All five asteroids this week will come within 4.6 million miles of Earth which, while hardly apocalyptic, is enough to raise a few concerned eyebrows.

About three days ago, asteroid 2020 KF flypast the planet, safely. However, at this moment, there must be a lot of queries running in your head, which is understandable.

The 2002 asteroid NN4 will pass through Earth on Saturday at 11:20 p.m. ET, NASA says.

But 2002 NN4, which is labeled as an Aten-class Asteroid, meaning it is among a class of asteroids with an orbit around the Sun that could bring it in close proximity with Earth, is still larger than 90 percent of asteroids.

More than 30 Near Earth Objects are found every week, approximately 1,500 every year, as indicated by NASA's Planetary Defense website.

But, it'll be about 3.2 million miles away from our earth, 13 occasions more away than the moon, NASA states, so you will find definitely no rationale to fret.

NASA's Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observations Program finds, tracks, and monitors near-Earth asteroids and comets. At an estimated diameter of up to 1,870 feet, second at the Center for Near Earth Object Studies, it will certainly look great.

Among five, the two asteroids of size 310 feet and 64 feet will be approaching the Earth on Monday. While Asteroid 2002 NN4 has been contrasted with the normal size of a sports stadium, another asteroid likewise expected to go close to earth around the same day is demonstrated to be the size of an airplane, approaching Earth a ways off of just 890,000 miles.

The Asteroid 2002 NN4 is generally quite dim in big but also quite dim in all.

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