Will The Asteroid Have An Impact On The Earth?
Asteroid Twice The Size Of The Pyramid Of Giza In Egypt To Fly By The Earth On September 6!: The day is coming, but don’t worry, it’s not dangerous.
Asteroid 465824 (2010 FR) which is almost twice the size of the Pyramid of Giza was assumed to cross the Earth’s orbit on September 6 2020. NASA has classified this asteroid as Apollo asteroid meaning near-Earth asteroid. Hearing this news, a lot of people might wonder what impact will it have on the Earth. Guess what? NONE!!
The Massive Asteroid
According to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), this asteroid is massive. The diameter of this asteroid can vary from 120 to 270 m. Although the asteroid size is enormous, its chances of hitting the Earth is close to zero. It will be travelling at a tremendous speed of 31.4 km/h. Still, it doesn’t possess any danger to us.
Scientists and our planetary defence experts aren’t bothered by it. So, there is no need to panic because it will safely pass by the Earth. The authorities were observing it as it was approaching near the planet.
Supposedly, it should fly by the Earth on September 6, 2020. Also, it would pass by a massive distance of 4.6 million miles. To get a better view, you can imagine 19 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
Most Asteroids Aren’t Harmful.
The Asteroid 465824 (2010 FR) is categorised as an Apollo asteroid because it would pass by the Earth’s orbit. The asteroid was first seen on March 18, 2010, by NASA’s CNEOS and Catalina Sky Survey (CSS). Since that time, its track is under the scientists’ observation.
Small chunks of space rocks collide with the Earth daily. But most of them aren’t harmful as they turn into fireball and burns before it could reach the Earth’s surface. Whatever remains is just dust-like particles which are harmless. Our Earth procures approximately 100 tonnes of dust each day from space.