110-foot asteroid terror coming near Earth tomorrow! NASA reveals blistering speed

    NASA has warned about a massive 110-foot wide asteroid zooming towards Earth. Know the danger.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 12 2022, 18:15 IST
    5 dangerous asteroids coming, NASA says! Shocking speed towards Earth beats missiles
    1/5 Asteroid 2019 XS - NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office has issued an alert against a 190-foot asteroid named Asteroid 2019 XS. Asteroid 2019 XS is already on its way towards Earth travelling at a staggering speed of 42727 kilometers per hour and is expected to just miss the planet today, November 10. It will make its closest approach to Earth at a distance of 6.4 million kilometers. (NASA)
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    2/5 Asteroid 2022 VP - NASA has red-flagged another 59-foot asteroid named Asteroid 2022 VP due to its extremely close approach to the planet. The asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth on November 11, at a distance of 3 million kilometers. It is already on its way towards the planet travelling at a speed of nearly 18181 kilometers per hour! (Pixabay)
    3/5 Asteroid 2022 UV14 – This 58-foot asteroid, named Asteroid 2022 UV14, will make its close trip to Earth on November 11, at a distance of nearly 4.1 million kilometers. It is already speeding towards Earth faster than a bullet, travelling at a speed of 27508 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)
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    4/5 Asteroid 2020 FC4 – This week’s fourth and the largest asteroid, Asteroid 2020 FC4, with a width of 240 feet, will make its closest approach to Earth on November 12 at a distance of 7.4 million kilometers. It is hurtling towards the planet at a terrifying speed of 48005 kilometers per hour, which is more than three times the speed of a hyper ballistic missile! (Pixabay)
    5/5 Asteroid 2022 VE – The fifth asteroid of this week ranges in size anywhere between 75 feet and 170 feet. NASA has warned that an asteroid named Asteroid 2022 VE, will make its closest approach on November 13. This asteroid is heading for Earth at a blistering speed of 34582 kilometers per hour. It will miss Earth today at an extremely close distance of 4.3 million kilometers. (Pixabay)
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    NASA has flagged this 110-foot-wide asteroid as potentially hazardous. (Pixabay)

    Asteroids are too small to support life and they cannot hold onto any kind of atmosphere. How small are they? NASA says that the collective mass of all the asteroids in the Solar System is even less than the mass of our Moon! But these tiny leftovers of the early Solar System can be deadly in case they hit the Earth they can create havoc. In fact, if big enough, they can even be called planet killers. The danger unfortunately, never goes away and now NASA has revealed that a massive asteroid is zooming towards Earth at a blistering speed of 21549 km per hour, CNEOS data mentioned.

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which keeps an eye on all the near-Earth objects in space has informed that a humongous 110-feet wide asteroid 2022 UP2 is all set to make its closest approach to Earth tomorrow. This is flagged as a potentially hazardous asteroid not just because of its massive size but the uncomfortably close distance that it is expected to come to Earth.

    NASA explains that any asteroid that comes within 4.6 million miles or 7.5 million kilometers of Earth, or if it measures larger than about 150 meters is said to be a potentially hazardous object. Hence, the asteroid 2022 UP2 is termed a potentially hazardous object as it will come as close as a distance of 2.53 million miles to Earth.

    Do you know?

    Asteroids keep hitting the Earth! You must have heard tales about an infamous Chicxulub asteroid that caused massive destruction on Earth around 66 million years ago. This is the asteroid that ended the era of the dinosaurs. In recent years, small ones have crashed on Earth and some of the bigger ones have caused major damage, as did the asteroid in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013. This asteroid was anything between 17-20 meters in size. That's why NASA keeps an active eye on all such asteroids posing a threat to Earth.

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    First Published Date: 12 Nov, 17:45 IST