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240-foot asteroid among 3 space rocks approaching Earth at astonishing speeds

Over the next 3 days, there are 3 asteroids headed towards the Earth! Find out how fast they're going, how close they'll get, and more details.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Sep 04 2023, 07:44 IST
Asteroid 2023 QG
Asteroid 2023 QG: NASA's JPL has spotted an asteroid named 2023 QG, which is heading toward Earth on September 2. This asteroid is about 240 feet in size and it will approach Earth at a speed of 49,322 Km per hour. Don't worry, though, because it will pass at a distance of 4.43 million kilometers from our planet. This asteroid is about the size of an airplane. (Pixabay)
1/5 Asteroid 2023 QG: NASA's JPL has spotted an asteroid named 2023 QG, which is heading toward Earth on September 2. This asteroid is about 240 feet in size and it will approach Earth at a speed of 49,322 Km per hour. Don't worry, though, because it will pass at a distance of 4.43 million kilometers from our planet. This asteroid is about the size of an airplane. (Pixabay)
Asteroid 2017 QH1
Asteroid 2017 QH1: Another asteroid, 2017 QH1, is also coming close to Earth today on September 2. Its size is around 73 feet and It passed Earth at a speed of 22,872 kilometers per hour and pass by Earth at a distance of 5.01 million kilometers. This asteroid poses no threat to us due to its small size. (Pexels)
2/5 Asteroid 2017 QH1: Another asteroid, 2017 QH1, is also coming close to Earth today on September 2. Its size is around 73 feet and It passed Earth at a speed of 22,872 kilometers per hour and pass by Earth at a distance of 5.01 million kilometers. This asteroid poses no threat to us due to its small size. (Pexels)
Asteroid 2023 JA5
Asteroid 2023 JA5: Get ready for a house-sized asteroid called 2023 JA5, expected to come near Earth on September 6. It's about 59 feet in size and is speeding at 39,070 kilometers per hour. This asteroid will get as close as 5.11 million kilometers to our planet. (Pixabay)
3/5 Asteroid 2023 JA5: Get ready for a house-sized asteroid called 2023 JA5, expected to come near Earth on September 6. It's about 59 feet in size and is speeding at 39,070 kilometers per hour. This asteroid will get as close as 5.11 million kilometers to our planet. (Pixabay)
NASA
NASA's Assurance: NASA has been keeping us informed about these space visitors, and they want us to know that there's no immediate danger. The alert system tracks these asteroids, but given the distances between them and Earth, there's no imminent threat of a collision. (Pexels)
4/5 NASA's Assurance: NASA has been keeping us informed about these space visitors, and they want us to know that there's no immediate danger. The alert system tracks these asteroids, but given the distances between them and Earth, there's no imminent threat of a collision. (Pexels)

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Continuous Monitoring: NASA's Asteroid Watch team is continuously monitoring and tracking asteroids that might approach Earth on a constant basis. This effort helps protect our planet and offers valuable insights into our solar system's origins and characteristics. (NASA)
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5/5 Continuous Monitoring: NASA's Asteroid Watch team is continuously monitoring and tracking asteroids that might approach Earth on a constant basis. This effort helps protect our planet and offers valuable insights into our solar system's origins and characteristics. (NASA)
First Published Date: 03 Sep, 10:04 IST
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