NASA tracks Asteroid 2023 OF1, reveals speed, size, close approach details | Photos

NASA tracks Asteroid 2023 OF1, reveals speed, size, close approach details

NASA has tracked an asteroid called 2023 OF1 and it is expected to get very close to Earth tomorrow.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 01 2023, 21:53 IST
2023 OF1
NASA says an asteroid is hurtling towards Earth and it will come very close tomorrow. (NASA JPL)
1/6 NASA says an asteroid is hurtling towards Earth and it will come very close tomorrow. (NASA JPL)
2023 OF1 Asteroid
According to the details published by the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), an asteroid, given the designation of Asteroid  2023 OF1, is on its way toward Earth and could make its closest approach to the planet tomorrow, August 2, 2023. (Freepik)
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2/6 According to the details published by the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), an asteroid, given the designation of Asteroid  2023 OF1, is on its way toward Earth and could make its closest approach to the planet tomorrow, August 2, 2023. (Freepik)
2023 OF1 asteroid
The close approach of this asteroid towards Earth is estimated to be 6,800,000 km. It belongs to the Apollo group of Near-Earth Asteroids. According to the data provided by CNEOS, this asteroid was first observed on 21 July, 2023. (Pixabay)
3/6 The close approach of this asteroid towards Earth is estimated to be 6,800,000 km. It belongs to the Apollo group of Near-Earth Asteroids. According to the data provided by CNEOS, this asteroid was first observed on 21 July, 2023. (Pixabay)
2023 OF1 asteroid
According to the data provided by CNEOS, this asteroid was first observed on 21 July, 2023. (Pixabay)
4/6 According to the data provided by CNEOS, this asteroid was first observed on 21 July, 2023. (Pixabay)

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2023 OF1 asteroid
While the asteroid will not pose any threat to Earth, NASA will keep a constant watch to ensure it passes by as per its trajectory. (Pixabay)
5/6 While the asteroid will not pose any threat to Earth, NASA will keep a constant watch to ensure it passes by as per its trajectory. (Pixabay)
2023 OF1 asteroids
Asteroids are tracked by various space agencies because they pose a danger to Earth. For instance, when an asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, it caused injuries to thousands of people.   (pixabay)
6/6 Asteroids are tracked by various space agencies because they pose a danger to Earth. For instance, when an asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, it caused injuries to thousands of people.   (pixabay)
First Published Date: 01 Aug, 21:52 IST
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