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In Pics: NASA alert as 5 asteroids set to make close approach to Earth

NASA has revealed that 5 asteroids are likely to make close approaches to Earth soon! Although these space rocks aren’t expected to impact the surface, they will be passing by at extremely close distances to the planet. Know the details, as per NAS.
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Updated on: Dec 05 2022, 10:11 IST
Asteroid 2022 WB5 - NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) has issued an alert against an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WB5. The 84 feet wide asteroid is expected to fly past Earth today, December 5, at a distance of 2.2 million kilometers. The asteroid is already on its way towards Earth, travelling at a staggering speed of 39471 kilometers per hour! (Pixabay)
1/5 Asteroid 2022 WB5 - NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) has issued an alert against an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WB5. The 84 feet wide asteroid is expected to fly past Earth today, December 5, at a distance of 2.2 million kilometers. The asteroid is already on its way towards Earth, travelling at a staggering speed of 39471 kilometers per hour! (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2022 VP1 - An asteroid, named Asteroid 2022 VP1, is on its way towards Earth today, December 5. What’s shocking is that the asteroid is nearly the size of a commercial aircraft, with a width of nearly 170 feet! The Asteroid 2022 VP1 is expected to make its closest approach to the planet at a distance of 6.6 million kilometers today at a speed of 25455 kilometers per hour, as per NASA. (Pixabay)
2/5 Asteroid 2022 VP1 - An asteroid, named Asteroid 2022 VP1, is on its way towards Earth today, December 5. What’s shocking is that the asteroid is nearly the size of a commercial aircraft, with a width of nearly 170 feet! The Asteroid 2022 VP1 is expected to make its closest approach to the planet at a distance of 6.6 million kilometers today at a speed of 25455 kilometers per hour, as per NASA. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2022 WA6 – This gigantic asteroid, with a size ranging between 55 feet and 121 feet, will make its close trip to Earth tomorrow, December 6, at a distance of nearly 1.6 million kilometers. The asteroid, known as Asteroid 2022 WA6, is already rushing towards Earth, travelling at a speed of 49897 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
3/5 Asteroid 2022 WA6 – This gigantic asteroid, with a size ranging between 55 feet and 121 feet, will make its close trip to Earth tomorrow, December 6, at a distance of nearly 1.6 million kilometers. The asteroid, known as Asteroid 2022 WA6, is already rushing towards Earth, travelling at a speed of 49897 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2022 WV8 – Another asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WV8 is heading for Earth tomorrow, December 6. This asteroid, with a size between 72 feet and 160 feet, is heading for Earth at a blistering speed of 25843 kilometers per hour. It will miss Earth today at a close distance of 5.9 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
4/5 Asteroid 2022 WV8 – Another asteroid named Asteroid 2022 WV8 is heading for Earth tomorrow, December 6. This asteroid, with a size between 72 feet and 160 feet, is heading for Earth at a blistering speed of 25843 kilometers per hour. It will miss Earth today at a close distance of 5.9 million kilometers. (Pixabay)

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Asteroid 2022 WK9 – This week’s fifth asteroid, with a size ranging between 82 feet and 183 feet, is named Asteroid 2022 WK9 and will be making its closest Earth approach on December 7. It will come as close as 2.3 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 51504 kilometer per hour. (Flickr)
5/5 Asteroid 2022 WK9 – This week’s fifth asteroid, with a size ranging between 82 feet and 183 feet, is named Asteroid 2022 WK9 and will be making its closest Earth approach on December 7. It will come as close as 2.3 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 51504 kilometer per hour. (Flickr)
First Published Date: 05 Dec, 10:11 IST
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