24-foot wide Asteroid 2023 RL will come very close to Earth! Check speed, distance, more | Photos

24-foot wide Asteroid 2023 RL will come very close to Earth! Check speed, distance, more

According to NASA an asteroid called 2023 RL is to make a close approach to Earth on September 9, 2023. Check details here.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Sep 07 2023, 17:18 IST
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As per NASA, the space rock designated as Asteroid 2023 RL is swiftly moving in the direction of Earth. The data suggests that it is going to make a very close approach on September 9.  (NASA JPL)
1/5 As per NASA, the space rock designated as Asteroid 2023 RL is swiftly moving in the direction of Earth. The data suggests that it is going to make a very close approach on September 9.  (NASA JPL)
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According to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Asteroid 2023 RL  is on a trajectory towards the Earth at a rapid speed of 19021 kilometres per hour and is scheduled to make its nearest approach on September 9.  (Pixabay)
2/5 According to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Asteroid 2023 RL  is on a trajectory towards the Earth at a rapid speed of 19021 kilometres per hour and is scheduled to make its nearest approach on September 9.  (Pixabay)
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According to NASA's asteroid data, Asteroid 2023 RL is expected to come within just 755,000 kilometres of our planet. That is terrifyingly close - the asteroid will be just a little further away from the Earth than the Moon! The Moon is 384,400 km from Earth.   (Pixabay)
3/5 According to NASA's asteroid data, Asteroid 2023 RL is expected to come within just 755,000 kilometres of our planet. That is terrifyingly close - the asteroid will be just a little further away from the Earth than the Moon! The Moon is 384,400 km from Earth.   (Pixabay)
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This 24-foot wide asteroid can be compared to the size of a small bus. The Asteroid 2023 RL belongs to the Aten group of near-earth objects.  (Pixabay)
4/5 This 24-foot wide asteroid can be compared to the size of a small bus. The Asteroid 2023 RL belongs to the Aten group of near-earth objects.  (Pixabay)

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NASA reports that the asteroid is not classified as a potentially hazardous object. An asteroid is considered dangerous when it passes Earth at a distance of less than 7.5 million kilometres from Earth and is at least 492 feet wide. (Pixabay)
5/5 NASA reports that the asteroid is not classified as a potentially hazardous object. An asteroid is considered dangerous when it passes Earth at a distance of less than 7.5 million kilometres from Earth and is at least 492 feet wide. (Pixabay)
First Published Date: 07 Sep, 17:14 IST
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