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20-foot wide asteroid to make close approach to Earth; Speed, distance, proximity, shared by NASA

NASA reports reveal that an asteroid called 2023 RC1 is on a trajectory towards Earth at a rapid speed and it will make a close approach tomorrow, September 12. Check details here.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Sep 13 2023, 17:05 IST
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According to NASA, a small space rock named Asteroid 2023 RC1 is racing towards Earth at a very rapid speed. In accordance with the data, it is predicted to make a very close approach to Earth on September 12. (Pixabay)
1/5 According to NASA, a small space rock named Asteroid 2023 RC1 is racing towards Earth at a very rapid speed. In accordance with the data, it is predicted to make a very close approach to Earth on September 12. (Pixabay)
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According to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Asteroid RC 1 is racing at a high speed of 18006 kilometres per hour and is scheduled to make its nearest approach to Earth tomorrow, September 12.  (Pixabay)
2/5 According to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Asteroid RC 1 is racing at a high speed of 18006 kilometres per hour and is scheduled to make its nearest approach to Earth tomorrow, September 12.  (Pixabay)
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According to NASA's asteroid data, Asteroid 2023 RC1 is expected to come within just 1,200,000 kilometres to our planet. This will be the first-ever close approach of asteroid RC1 towards Earth. (Pixabay)
3/5 According to NASA's asteroid data, Asteroid 2023 RC1 is expected to come within just 1,200,000 kilometres to our planet. This will be the first-ever close approach of asteroid RC1 towards Earth. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2023 RC 1  belongs to the Aten group of Near-Earth objects. The name of the group is derived from Asteroid 2062 Aten.
Asteroid 2023 RC 1  belongs to the Aten group of Near-Earth objects. The name of the group is derived from Asteroid 2062 Aten. (Pixabay)
4/5 Asteroid 2023 RC 1  belongs to the Aten group of Near-Earth objects. The name of the group is derived from Asteroid 2062 Aten. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2023 RC1 is 20 feet wide and it can be compared to a mini bus. As per NASA, the asteroid is not categorized as a potentially hazardous object.
Asteroid 2023 RC1 is 20 feet wide and it can be compared to a mini bus. As per NASA, the asteroid is not categorized as a potentially hazardous object. (NASA)
5/5 Asteroid 2023 RC1 is 20 feet wide and it can be compared to a mini bus. As per NASA, the asteroid is not categorized as a potentially hazardous object. (NASA)
First Published Date: 11 Sep, 17:38 IST
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