An Asteroid Bigger Than The Size Of St. Paul’s Cathedral Is Coming Towards Earth Today; Is It Going To Hit Us? Or Just Pass By Today an Asteroid, more significant than that of St. Paul’s Cathedral, is set to pass Earth.
NASA Observes NEO
NASA is monitoring the Near-Earth Object (NEO), and they have revealed it is flying at an astronomical 15.5 kilometres per second or more than 55,000 kilometres per hour.
It is considered a NEO by NASA because it passes through the orbit of Earth’s journey around the Sun. The asteroid is said to be 120 meters in size, making it bigger than St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.
The speed with which it is passing will take a little more than an hour to complete an orbit of the Earth twice. Whereas the Moon roughly takes 27 days to orbit the Earth.
It is passing at more than 15 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Still, it poses no threat to life on our planet.
On NASA’s official website, they explained NEOs. It was written:
“NEOs are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth’s neighborhood. Composed mostly of water ice with embedded dust particles, comets originally formed in the cold outer planetary system while most of the rocky asteroids formed in the warmer inner solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.”