770-foot GIGANTIC asteroid rushing towards Earth; NASA says it is zooming at 48168 kmph
A massive 770-foot asteroid named 2019 OR1 is rushing towards Earth on Monday, at a humongously high speed. Here is what NASA informs about this frightful asteroid.
A massive 770-foot asteroid that is the size of a stadium will be reaching very close to planet Earth tomorrow, Monday, November 21. It is frighteningly big and were it to crash on Earth, it would be very destructive for a huge part of the region it impacts and its effects would be felt worldwide. So, are you wondering how dangerous this stadium sized asteroid is for us and for the planet? Find out here, what NASA has to say.
The 770-foot asteroid named 2019 OR1 will be making its closest Earth approach tomorrow. It will come as close as 4.3 million kilometres, according to the information provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The stadium-sized asteroid is moving at a mind-numbing speed of 48168 kilometer per hour (13.38km/sec).
Coming to how dangerous the asteroid is for Earth it can be known that the 770-foot asteroid will pass by our planet. Problem can occur only if it changes direction due to some reason like Earth's gravitational pull, or something else acts on it.
This is one of the major reasons why NASA keeps a constant eye on them to ensure any such events are quickly found and they can take quick action against it. There are several Earth and Sky-based technologies like telescopes, satellites, and more deployed by NASA in space in order to help them track and keep an eye on these near-Earth potentially hazardous objects.