NASA warns that a terrifying 260-meter asteroid will crash into Earth tomorrow

NASA warns that a terrifying 260-meter asteroid will crash into Earth tomorrow
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Asteroid 2022 RW, a giant 260-foot-wide asteroid, will make its closest approach to Earth on September 5, NASA has warned. Does this terrifyingly large asteroid pose any threat? Find out here.

NASA warned that a giant 260-foot-wide asteroid will pass by Earth tomorrow, September 5. space the agency is constantly monitoring all upcoming asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this monstrous near-Earth object has been named Asteroid 2022 RW, which is estimated to be up to 260 feet (79 meters) in diameter. according to reportwill make its closest approach soil 6.98 million miles and will travel at a speed of 11.20 km per second. Will this asteroid hit us? Does it pose any threat to the Earth? This is what NASA experts say.

Asteroid 2022 RW will approach Earth

Considering the massive size of the asteroid, it could definitely cause a lot of damage if it hits the Earth. But this is only possible if it deviates from its orbital path, which is a rare chance. What’s more, the good news is the estimated close proximity distance asteroid and while NASA is expected to continue to monitor it in case it deviates from its path for whatever reason, Earth is not very close.

According to NASA, an asteroid that approaches Earth within 4.6 million miles (7.5 million kilometers) and is larger than about 150 meters (more than 492 feet) is called a potentially hazardous object. Thus, the 260-foot-diameter asteroid 2022 RW is not a potential threat to Earth. However, even a 260-foot asteroid could cause massive damage to Earth if it collided, especially in crowded areas such as cities.

However, there are several others asteroids which will rotate towards the Earth in the coming days. An 82-foot-wide asteroid is set to approach tomorrow. And how close will it get to Earth? A total of 3.52 million miles.

Another 97-foot-wide asteroid, 2022 QU5, will come within 4.57 million miles.

Asteroid FACTS

Did you know that asteroids are also called planetoids? These rocky debris orbiting the Sun are too small to be called planets, so they are also known as planetoids or minor planets. But even so, these space monster rocks can be as dangerous to Earth as the asteroid Chicxulub, which ended the age of dinosaurs.

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