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1300-foot to 29-foot, NASA spots 5 asteroids rushing towards Earth today faster than bullets

Although one or two asteroids usually fly past Earth every day, what makes today special is that no less than 5 asteroids will be making hazardously close trips to the Earth! NASA has issued alerts about these space rocks. Know all about these 5 asteroids.
By: HT TECH
Updated on: Dec 02 2022, 11:15 IST
Asteroid 2022 WN10 - NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office has issued an alert against an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WN10. The 47-foot wide asteroid is expected to fly past Earth today, December 2, at a distance of just 1.4 million kilometers. The asteroid is already on its way towards Earth, travelling at a staggering speed of 79551 kilometers per hour! (Pixabay)
1/4 Asteroid 2022 WN10 - NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office has issued an alert against an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WN10. The 47-foot wide asteroid is expected to fly past Earth today, December 2, at a distance of just 1.4 million kilometers. The asteroid is already on its way towards Earth, travelling at a staggering speed of 79551 kilometers per hour! (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2022 WQ10 - NASA has red-flagged another 38-foot asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WQ10 due to its extremely close approach to the planet. The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth today, December 2, at a distance of only 1.4 million kilometers. NASA has warned that the space rock is already on its way towards the planet travelling at a speed of nearly 51245 kilometers per hour! (Pixabay)
2/4 Asteroid 2022 WQ10 - NASA has red-flagged another 38-foot asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WQ10 due to its extremely close approach to the planet. The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth today, December 2, at a distance of only 1.4 million kilometers. NASA has warned that the space rock is already on its way towards the planet travelling at a speed of nearly 51245 kilometers per hour! (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2022 WT6 – This gigantic asteroid, with a size ranging between 52 feet and 118 feet, will make its close trip to Earth today, at a distance of nearly 1.8 million kilometers. The asteroid, known as Asteroid 2022 WT6, is already speeding towards Earth faster than a bullet, travelling at a speed of 72602 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
3/4 Asteroid 2022 WT6 – This gigantic asteroid, with a size ranging between 52 feet and 118 feet, will make its close trip to Earth today, at a distance of nearly 1.8 million kilometers. The asteroid, known as Asteroid 2022 WT6, is already speeding towards Earth faster than a bullet, travelling at a speed of 72602 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2022 XA – NASA has warned that an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 XA is heading for Earth today, December 2. This asteroid, with a size between 29 feet and 65 feet, is heading for Earth at a blistering speed of 36500 kilometers per hour. It will miss Earth today at a terrifyingly close distance of only 541,027 kilometers. That is nearly as close as the Moon! (Pixabay)
4/4 Asteroid 2022 XA – NASA has warned that an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 XA is heading for Earth today, December 2. This asteroid, with a size between 29 feet and 65 feet, is heading for Earth at a blistering speed of 36500 kilometers per hour. It will miss Earth today at a terrifyingly close distance of only 541,027 kilometers. That is nearly as close as the Moon! (Pixabay)

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Asteroid 2009 HV58 – Today’s fifth and the largest asteroid, a 1300-foot asteroid named 2009 HV58 will be making its closest Earth approach. It will come as close as 4.7 million kilometers, according to the information provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). And this is not all, the stadium-sized asteroid is also moving at a mind-numbing speed of 103824 kilometer per hour. Very few asteroids achieve such fearsome speed. (Pixabay)
5/4 Asteroid 2009 HV58 – Today’s fifth and the largest asteroid, a 1300-foot asteroid named 2009 HV58 will be making its closest Earth approach. It will come as close as 4.7 million kilometers, according to the information provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). And this is not all, the stadium-sized asteroid is also moving at a mind-numbing speed of 103824 kilometer per hour. Very few asteroids achieve such fearsome speed. (Pixabay)
First Published Date: 02 Dec, 10:59 IST
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