Recent months have seen an increase in the frequency of asteroid flybys. Yesterday, at least five asteroids came within a few hundred kilometres of our planet.
The elongated asteroid was discovered by NASA among the 1040 NEOs identified by planetary radar to far, and it reached its closest approach to Earth yesterday. Although not as large as Asteroid 2011 AG5.
The space agency has now disclosed that another asteroid is also on a collision course with Earth. Its formal designation is 2023 CR2. The asteroid's speed, distance, and course have all been disclosed by NASA. Look at this.
Asteroid 2023 CR2 has been marked as a threat by NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office, which monitors potentially hazardous Near-Earth Objects (NEOs).
The pace at which this asteroid is travelling is terrifying, according to NASA. A terrifying 62528 kph was measured from it. The asteroid 2023 CR2 will veer away from Earth at a safe distance.
Because it was once thought that an asteroid may crash into Earth, NASA and other space organisations have been keeping a close check on it. It has been decided that the asteroid will not hit Earth,.
The Center for Near-Earth Object Research at NASA has assigned the designation Asteroid 2004 MN4 to the asteroid 99942 Apophis. On April 13, 2029, the asteroid 99942 Apophis will reportedly come quite near to Earth.
On that day, the asteroid will approach within 38,00 kilometres of Earth. As a comparison, many satellites in geostationary orbit are thousands of miles from Earth, thus this is rather near.