Asteroid 2020 GE to make close approach to Earth; Speed, size, proximity revealed by NASA

NASA has revealed that a massive bus-size asteroid is on its way towards Earth and it will make a very close approach on September 8, 2023. It has been named Asteroid 2020 GE.

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| Updated on: Sep 05 2023, 17:58 IST
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According to NASA, Asteroid 2020 GE is approaching Earth at an incredible speed. The data reveals that the asteroid is going to make a very close approach to our planet. (Pixabay)
1/5 According to NASA, Asteroid 2020 GE is approaching Earth at an incredible speed. The data reveals that the asteroid is going to make a very close approach to our planet. (Pixabay)
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The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reports that Asteroid 2020 GE is rapidly approaching Earth at a speed of 5035 kilometres per hour and is scheduled to make its nearest approach on September 8, 2023.
The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reports that Asteroid 2020 GE is rapidly approaching Earth at a speed of 5035 kilometres per hour and is scheduled to make its nearest approach on September 8, 2023. (NASA)
2/5 The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reports that Asteroid 2020 GE is rapidly approaching Earth at a speed of 5035 kilometres per hour and is scheduled to make its nearest approach on September 8, 2023. (NASA)
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According to the data shared by NASA, Asteroid 2020 GE is expected to approach Earth and get as close as 5,720,000 kilometres. Although it might seem like a substantial distance, but in terms of the vastness of space, it i minuscule. (Pixels)
3/5 According to the data shared by NASA, Asteroid 2020 GE is expected to approach Earth and get as close as 5,720,000 kilometres. Although it might seem like a substantial distance, but in terms of the vastness of space, it i minuscule. (Pixels)
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The asteroid 2020 GE is 26 feet wide which can be compared with a size of a small bus. The asteroid belongs to the Apollo group of near-earth objects. (Pixabay)
4/5 The asteroid 2020 GE is 26 feet wide which can be compared with a size of a small bus. The asteroid belongs to the Apollo group of near-earth objects. (Pixabay)
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According to NASA, The space rock is not categorised as a potentially hazardous object. Typically, asteroids are considered hazardous when they are larger than 492 feet and come closer to Earth than 7.5 million kilometres. (Pixabay)
5/5 According to NASA, The space rock is not categorised as a potentially hazardous object. Typically, asteroids are considered hazardous when they are larger than 492 feet and come closer to Earth than 7.5 million kilometres. (Pixabay)
First Published Date: 05 Sep, 17:48 IST
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