Thursday, February 9, 2023

4,265-Foot Asteroid Could Potentially Crash Into Earth's Orbit Next Week

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NASA has reportedly not commented about it yet. Another asteroid is heading towards Earth and could reportedly crash its orbit.

Asteroid to Crash Earth's Orbit?

NASA is reportedly tracking a kilometer-wide asteroid that is only days away from crashing our planet, Daily Star reported. The space rock, classified as a near-Earth object, will potentially clash with Earth's orbit next week.

The asteroid named 199145 (2005 YY128) is so massive that it measures between 1,870 and 4,265 feet wide. It will approach the Earth at the closest distance of 2.8 million miles.

NASA is reportedly not confident if it will actually crash into the Earth's orbit and if it will cause damage in case it does.

It's possible that the massive asteroid will not come too close to make an impact because NASA has not issued any warning days before its expected approach. There are countless asteroids making a close approach to Earth every year.

Just last week, five asteroids made a close approach to our planet. On Feb. 2, 2023 BP5, 2023 BH6, 2023 BY4, 2017 DU34, and 2023 BB8. The largest one is about the size of an airplane. 2023 BY4 was 40 meters wide and made its closest flyby at 3.06 million miles. 2023 BB8 is also an airplane-sized asteroid but smaller than 2023 BY4 because it was only 85 feet wide. It made its closest contact with our planet at 3.72 million miles.

Apparently, the space rock heading its way is so big and it will be closer to Earth than the asteroids that visited the planet last week.

NASA has reportedly not commented about it yet.

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