In Pics: This fearsome and ugly asteroid hurtling towards Earth today; collision likely?

    Another day, another fearsome asteroid flyby expected. The month of September has already witnessed more than a dozen asteroid flybys so far and another ugly space missile is on its way to a scarily close approach to Earth, according to NASA. Know what NASA said about the asteroid.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Sep 20 2022, 13:52 IST
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    Check out what NASA says about the scary Asteroid 2020 PT4 which is set to pass very close to Earth today, September 15. (Pixabay)
    1/5 Check out what NASA says about the scary Asteroid 2020 PT4 which is set to pass very close to Earth today, September 15. (Pixabay)
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    NASA has warned that an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 SH is headed straight for Earth today. The asteroid was spotted by NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, which is responsible for monitoring the skies and keeping a watch on various Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). (NASA)
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    2/5 NASA has warned that an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 SH is headed straight for Earth today. The asteroid was spotted by NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, which is responsible for monitoring the skies and keeping a watch on various Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). (NASA)
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    he asteroid is set to make its closest approach to Earth today, September 20, at a distance of 3 million kilometers. The asteroid is already on its way towards Earth travelling at a staggering speed of 27,288 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
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    3/5 he asteroid is set to make its closest approach to Earth today, September 20, at a distance of 3 million kilometers. The asteroid is already on its way towards Earth travelling at a staggering speed of 27,288 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
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    Asteroid 2022 SH was discovered on September 16 2022 and it belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. According to the-sky.org, the asteroid completes 1 orbit around the Sun in 999 days. Its farthest distance from the Sun is 436 million kilometers while the nearest distance is 149 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
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    4/5 Asteroid 2022 SH was discovered on September 16 2022 and it belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. According to the-sky.org, the asteroid completes 1 orbit around the Sun in 999 days. Its farthest distance from the Sun is 436 million kilometers while the nearest distance is 149 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
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    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. (Pixabay)
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    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. (Pixabay)
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    NASA also has a new impact monitoring system in place which uses an algorithm called Sentry-II to calculate the impact risk of Near-Earth Objects. NASA can track the orbital path of the asteroid using this infrared data and can even predict its orbit years into the future. (HT_PRINT)
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    6/5 NASA also has a new impact monitoring system in place which uses an algorithm called Sentry-II to calculate the impact risk of Near-Earth Objects. NASA can track the orbital path of the asteroid using this infrared data and can even predict its orbit years into the future. (HT_PRINT)
    First Published Date: 20 Sep, 13:52 IST
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