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big asteroid size 95 foot with speed of 30000 km per hour reaching near earth nasa latest asteroid update

big asteroid size 95 foot with speed of 30000 km per hour reaching near earth nasa latest asteroid update
Written by Manoj Kadam
big asteroid size 95 foot with speed of 30000 km per hour reaching near earth nasa latest asteroid update

big asteroid size 95 foot with speed of 30000 km per hour reaching near earth nasa latest asteroid update

The solar system is billions of years old. All its planets revolve around the Sun. Asteroids also keep revolving along with them. Asteroids are found in large numbers in the solar system. A crowd of 16 thousand asteroids are roaming around the Earth. That's why these days the Earth is constantly facing asteroids. Sometimes asteroids come so close to the Earth that they may collide. NASA has today issued an alert for a massive asteroid.

An alert has been issued today by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for Asteroid 2022 BS2. It was discovered on 27 January 2022. The asteroid is said to belong to the Apollo group. It completes one revolution around the Sun in 380 days. This is a 95 feet piece of rock which is moving towards the earth at a stormy speed. Its speed is said to be 29585 kilometers per hour. It is scheduled to return again on 8 February 2048. NASA has not yet released information about its collision with the Earth.

Asteroid collision with Earth is considered a very rare event. But the possibility cannot be ruled out. Because compared to the size of the planet, asteroids are very small in size. Talking about Earth, its diameter is 12,756 kilometers. Even at a speed of 27,880 kilometers per hour, the Space Shuttle takes 90 minutes, i.e. 1.5 hours, to circle the Earth. You can imagine its size how big it is. In such a situation, its gravity is also very powerful. According to the National Science Foundation, Earth's gravity is so powerful that it can pull an object towards itself at a speed of 9.8 meters per second. In such situations, many times meteorites and asteroids also get attracted towards the earth.

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These days, these heavy stones with rugged shapes are turning towards the earth one after the other and passing through it. Asteroids are spread over a large part of the solar system. Most asteroids are said to exist in the empty region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. NASA has identified more than 13 lakh asteroids. These are made of minerals and rocks. Their size can vary from 500 feet to several kilometres. In such a situation, NASA keeps warning about asteroids.

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