207-FOOT ASTEROID WHIZZES PAST EARTH

207-FOOT ASTEROID WHIZZES PAST EARTH

Our planet has seen a significant number of space rocks fly by at short proximity this year. Why, simply a month ago, space rock 2008 KV2 gone by at a separation of 6.7 million kilometers from Earth. Today, nonetheless, we’re seeing one more space rock swing by at short proximity. This one is called 2019 NJ2 and it is relied upon to be roughly 207 feet (or 63 meters) in breadth. The space rock was at its nearest when it flew by on Friday evening at around 48,280 kilometers for each hour at a separation of 5 million kilometers from Earth.

The updates on the space rock fly-by originates from a report by The Weather Channel, which reports that the space rock was first seen on June 29 this year. 2019 NJ2 was apparently last spotted around our planet’s neighborhood in 1952 when it flew past Venus. Information from the Center of Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reveals to us that it will fly by Earth by and by around July 7, 2119. Be that as it may, the good ways from Earth at that point could be essentially more prominent.

In specialized terms, 2019 NJ2 is a Near-Earth Object (NEO) that is arranged by NASA as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) despite the fact that the huge shake is flying generally a long way from us. However, that is on the grounds that any space shake bigger than around 100 meters in size coming nearer to Earth than 0.05 AU is viewed as a PHA. As per a tweet sent by space fan SpaceByEli, there were roughly 1983 PHAs flying around starting yesterday.

Since 2019 NJ2 is now on its route away from our planet, there’s no danger of impact or blast. In late June, space rock 2008 KV2 gone by at a separation of 6.7 million kilometers from Earth. It was evaluated to be multiple times longer than an ordinary football field. 2008 KV2 is relied upon to swing by Earth again in 2021 and afresh in 2022. In spite of the fact that considered conceivably dangerous, the vast majority of these space rocks are anticipated to fly by with no danger of impact with our planet for the following one hundred or so years.