300-foot asteroid among 7 set to buzz Earth today, NASA warns | Photos

300-foot asteroid among 7 set to buzz Earth today, NASA warns

Space rocks mainly remain in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, but many do sometimes come very close to Earth! Today, a total of seven asteroids, including a colossal 300-foot monster, are set to pass close to the Earth, NASA has warned.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: May 22 2023, 14:51 IST
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Asteroid 2023 KS: NASA's telescopes have detected this small yet risky asteroid, which measures just 36-foot in size. Asteroid 2023 KS will make its closest approach to Earth today, May 22, at a distance of just 146,000 miles, which is even closer than the Moon.  (Pixabay)
1/6 Asteroid 2023 KS: NASA's telescopes have detected this small yet risky asteroid, which measures just 36-foot in size. Asteroid 2023 KS will make its closest approach to Earth today, May 22, at a distance of just 146,000 miles, which is even closer than the Moon.  (Pixabay)
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Asteroid 2019 GK21: An 84-foot asteroid will fly past Earth by a close margin of 3.61 million miles today. This airplane-sized asteroid is travelling towards the planet at a speed of 29011 kmph.  (Pixabay)
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2/6 Asteroid 2019 GK21: An 84-foot asteroid will fly past Earth by a close margin of 3.61 million miles today. This airplane-sized asteroid is travelling towards the planet at a speed of 29011 kmph.  (Pixabay)
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Asteroid 2021 JK7: A giant 150-foot asteroid is hurtling towards Earth at a blazing speed of 82341 kmph! NASA has revealed that the asteroid will make a close approach to Earth and get within 3.97 million miles of it.  (Pixabay)
3/6 Asteroid 2021 JK7: A giant 150-foot asteroid is hurtling towards Earth at a blazing speed of 82341 kmph! NASA has revealed that the asteroid will make a close approach to Earth and get within 3.97 million miles of it.  (Pixabay)
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Asteroid 2023 GY2: This is a colossal 300-foot asteroid that will be making its closest approach to Earth today at a distance of 4.31 million miles. The asteroid is moving at a speed of 40816 kmph towards Earth.  (Pixabay)
4/6 Asteroid 2023 GY2: This is a colossal 300-foot asteroid that will be making its closest approach to Earth today at a distance of 4.31 million miles. The asteroid is moving at a speed of 40816 kmph towards Earth.  (Pixabay)
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Asteroid 2023 KN: Travelling at a fiery speed of 79456 kmph, this asteroid will come as close as 567,585 miles to Earth. It measures around 75-foot in size, NASA's CNEOS data revealed. (Pixabay)
5/6 Asteroid 2023 KN: Travelling at a fiery speed of 79456 kmph, this asteroid will come as close as 567,585 miles to Earth. It measures around 75-foot in size, NASA's CNEOS data revealed. (Pixabay)
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Asteroid 2023 JZ1: Another giant 204-foot asteroid is set to make its close approach towards Earth. It will get as close as 2.54 million miles at a speed of 46784 kmph. (Pixabay)
6/6 Asteroid 2023 JZ1: Another giant 204-foot asteroid is set to make its close approach towards Earth. It will get as close as 2.54 million miles at a speed of 46784 kmph. (Pixabay)
First Published Date: 22 May, 14:50 IST
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