Asteroid News: On the morning of May 16, a fast moving 1600-foot asteroid near the Earth, NASA warned

Asteroid News , A giant planet is moving towards Earth. According to the US space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), it will reach close to our planet on May 16 at 2.48 am. Astronomers have warned that if a space rock collides with Earth, it could cause significant damage. But astronomers estimate that […]
 


Asteroid News: On the morning of May 16, a fast moving 1600-foot asteroid near the Earth, NASA warned

Asteroid News , A giant planet is moving towards Earth. According to the US space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), it will reach close to our planet on May 16 at 2.48 am. Astronomers have warned that if a space rock collides with Earth, it could cause significant damage. But astronomers estimate that it will pass about 2.5 million miles away from us. NASA says that this planet is 1,608 feet wide. In contrast, New York’s famous Empire State Building is 1,454 feet high. It is bigger than the Eiffel Tower and has a much smaller Statue of Liberty in front of it. This massive space rock asteroid is called 388945 (2008 TZ3). This is not the first time that the planet 388945 has come so close to us, it has also passed very close to the Earth in May 2020.

 

Next time will be in 2024 and 2163

This isn’t the first time we’ve found asteroid 388945. It passed very close to Earth in May 2020 – 1.7 million miles away. This space rock regularly passes by Earth — every two years, according to astronomers — orbiting the Sun. Next time it will pass close to Earth in May 2024. This time around May 2163, the asteroid will be just as close.

This is a potentially dangerous scale

If a planet comes within a radius of 4.65 million miles and exceeds a certain size, it is considered “potentially dangerous” by cautious space agencies. Although this may seem like a long distance, it is not so in the case of space. And for this reason NASA has marked it as “close reach”.

What are asteroids?

Asteroids or asteroids are space debris, the remains of a planet orbiting in a vast, infinite space. Scientists have been warning for decades that some giant space rocks are dangerous to Earth. So many space agencies including NASA are planning to save Earth from these potentially dangerous planets. Under this plan, NASA has recently launched its (DART) mission. Its purpose is to separate the planet from Earth’s path. This means that the dart craft will collide with the star planet to get it out of the way.