In Pics: 54-foot Asteroid speeding towards Earth! Clocked at an astounding 66960 kmph

    Beware! An asteroid is speeding towards Earth and is expected to get very close to the planet tomorrow. NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office has issued an alert for the asteroid. So, should you be worried about this close flyby? Know what NASA says.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Oct 07 2022, 17:28 IST
    Dinosaurs and asteroid
    Through NASA, now we know how large the asteroid that killed dinosaurs and destroyed the Earth was. (Pixabay)
    1/5 Through NASA, now we know how large the asteroid that killed dinosaurs and destroyed the Earth was. (Pixabay)
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    Although Earth is bombarded with asteroid flybys all year, none are potentially world-ending asteroids. That could change with a slight deflection in various asteroids' trajectories due to interaction with Earth’s gravitational field which could send them tumbling to Earth. (NASA)
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    2/5 Although Earth is bombarded with asteroid flybys all year, none are potentially world-ending asteroids. That could change with a slight deflection in various asteroids' trajectories due to interaction with Earth’s gravitational field which could send them tumbling to Earth. (NASA)
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    NASA has warned that another asteroid is on its way towards Earth. The asteroid, named Asteroid 2022 TV, is already on its way towards Earth and will make its closest approach to the planet tomorrow, October 8, at a distance of just 2.4 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
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    3/5 NASA has warned that another asteroid is on its way towards Earth. The asteroid, named Asteroid 2022 TV, is already on its way towards Earth and will make its closest approach to the planet tomorrow, October 8, at a distance of just 2.4 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
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    This 54-foot asteroid is already speeding towards Earth at nearly 66960 kilometers per hour. According to the-sky.org, Asteroid 2022 TV was discovered less than a week ago on October 2. It belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids which are found in the main asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. The asteroid takes 871 days to orbit the Sun during which its maximum distance from the Sun is 443 million kilometers and minimum distance is 91 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
    Asteroid
    4/5 This 54-foot asteroid is already speeding towards Earth at nearly 66960 kilometers per hour. According to the-sky.org, Asteroid 2022 TV was discovered less than a week ago on October 2. It belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids which are found in the main asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. The asteroid takes 871 days to orbit the Sun during which its maximum distance from the Sun is 443 million kilometers and minimum distance is 91 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
    Asteroid and Earth
    NASA keeps a watch on these asteroids by studying data collected by various telescopes and observatories such as the Pan-STARRS, the Catalina Sky Survey and the NEOWISE telescope. NASA also has a NEO Surveyor mission planned for launch in 2026 to gain even greater in-depth data using a new orbiter. NASA can track the orbital path of the asteroid using this infrared data and can even predict its orbit years into the future. (Pixabay)
    Asteroid and Earth
    5/5 NASA keeps a watch on these asteroids by studying data collected by various telescopes and observatories such as the Pan-STARRS, the Catalina Sky Survey and the NEOWISE telescope. NASA also has a NEO Surveyor mission planned for launch in 2026 to gain even greater in-depth data using a new orbiter. NASA can track the orbital path of the asteroid using this infrared data and can even predict its orbit years into the future. (Pixabay)
    First Published Date: 07 Oct, 17:27 IST
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