NASA: On October 7, An Asteroid “Bigger Than Boeing-747 Jet” To Collide With Earth’s Orbit: NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object (NEO) has warned that on October 7, an asteroid more prominent than a Boeing-747 is set to collide with the Earth’s orbit.
The asteroid named 2020 K2 is currently on a trajectory to collide with Earth’s orbit. And NASA is keeping a close eye for it.
It’s going to be bolting through space at a speed of 6.68 kilometres per second. It is equal to 14,942 miles per hour, and it is estimated to range from 36 m to 81 m in diameter. The asteroid’s total width is 118-256 feet.
The space rock’s estimated size can be more significant than the wingspan of a Boeing-747 eight series aeroplane that is 68.5m wide.
NASA revealed nothing to be worried about, like the chances of it causing any significant damage. And it is “implausible” to cause any problem.
Astronomers will not see it from the Earth’s surface, even though the asteroid will come close to the Earth’s orbit.
This asteroid will visit again to the Earth’s orbit in August 2027.
Another small near-Earth asteroid, roughly the size of a school bus, past the Earth at a distance of about 22,000 kilometres, on September 24.