220-foot asteroid among 5 space rocks speeding towards Earth! One will come nearer than Moon | Photos

220-foot asteroid among 5 space rocks speeding towards Earth! One will come nearer than Moon

Know about 5 asteroids that are about to approach Earth! NASA reveals whether they pose any danger to Earth and reveals their speed as well as distance from our planet at their closest.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2023, 21:48 IST
Asteroid 2023 QR
Asteroid 2023 QR: The asteroid which is approaching Earth today has been given the designation of Asteroid 2023 QR by NASA. The asteroid was tracked by NASA's Defense Coordination Office (PDCO). It is responsible for monitoring the skies and keeping a watch on various Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). The size of this asteroid is just 16 feet wide. Its size is not big enough to become a potential threat for Earth. However, its closest approach to Earth can be a concern as it will get as scarily close as 129,000 miles to Earth - much closer than moon,which is 238,855 miles (384,400 km) away. (NASA)
1/5 Asteroid 2023 QR: The asteroid which is approaching Earth today has been given the designation of Asteroid 2023 QR by NASA. The asteroid was tracked by NASA's Defense Coordination Office (PDCO). It is responsible for monitoring the skies and keeping a watch on various Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). The size of this asteroid is just 16 feet wide. Its size is not big enough to become a potential threat for Earth. However, its closest approach to Earth can be a concern as it will get as scarily close as 129,000 miles to Earth - much closer than moon,which is 238,855 miles (384,400 km) away. (NASA)
Asteroid 2023 QO
Asteroid 2023 QO: According to NASA, this asteroid will approach Earth on August 23. It belongs to the Apollo family of asteroids. It will approach Earth at a speed of 31795 KM per hour. It was last observed on 19 August. The closest approach of this asteroid will be 1.53 million Km and it will not pose any threat to us, NASA says. (NASA/JPL)
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2/5 Asteroid 2023 QO: According to NASA, this asteroid will approach Earth on August 23. It belongs to the Apollo family of asteroids. It will approach Earth at a speed of 31795 KM per hour. It was last observed on 19 August. The closest approach of this asteroid will be 1.53 million Km and it will not pose any threat to us, NASA says. (NASA/JPL)
Asteroid 2023 PM1:
Asteroid 2023 PM1: This Boeing-777-sized asteroid is about to approach Earth tomorrow, 21 August. This asteroid will be traveling at a speed of 66860 kilometers per hour. It was first observed on 13 August and the last observation was made on 18 August. According to NASA, this asteroid is not big enough to be called a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid. The asteroid 2023 PM1 is almost 220 feet wide and will make its approach on August 21. (Pixabay)
3/5 Asteroid 2023 PM1: This Boeing-777-sized asteroid is about to approach Earth tomorrow, 21 August. This asteroid will be traveling at a speed of 66860 kilometers per hour. It was first observed on 13 August and the last observation was made on 18 August. According to NASA, this asteroid is not big enough to be called a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid. The asteroid 2023 PM1 is almost 220 feet wide and will make its approach on August 21. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2023 QE
Asteroid 2023 QE: This is a Bus sized asteroid that will make its closest approach on Earth on August 21. The size of this asteroid is 37 feet wide and will approach Earth at a distance of 2.07 million KM. The speed of this asteroid will be 23609 km per hour. As per NASA, this asteroid will not pose any threat to our planet. (Pixabay)
4/5 Asteroid 2023 QE: This is a Bus sized asteroid that will make its closest approach on Earth on August 21. The size of this asteroid is 37 feet wide and will approach Earth at a distance of 2.07 million KM. The speed of this asteroid will be 23609 km per hour. As per NASA, this asteroid will not pose any threat to our planet. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2023 PM
Asteroid 2023 PM: The asteroid designated as 2023 PM will approach Earth on August 21. It is of the Amor family of asteroids. It will approach Earth at a speed of 25081 KM per hour. It was observed on 8 August. It is not big enough to pose any threat to Earth. Its closest approach to Earth will be 2.27 million  Km.  (Pixabay)
5/5 Asteroid 2023 PM: The asteroid designated as 2023 PM will approach Earth on August 21. It is of the Amor family of asteroids. It will approach Earth at a speed of 25081 KM per hour. It was observed on 8 August. It is not big enough to pose any threat to Earth. Its closest approach to Earth will be 2.27 million  Km.  (Pixabay)
First Published Date: 20 Aug, 16:46 IST
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