HOUSTON, kilat.com – NASA warns there will be three asteroid compactly across the Earth tomorrow, Friday (14/1/2022).
The largest of the skies, dubbed 2022 AG, is as long as a commercial aircraft. The cold rock is expected to fly at 18:30 London time, England, on January 14, 2022. While the two smaller asteroids will approach Earth’s trajectory earlier.
Objects 2022 AA4 and 2022 AF5, measuring 28 meters and 16 meters respectively, will fly past Earth at 1:48 a.m. and 4:46 p.m.
Thousands of NEOs (potentially harmful to Earth) are being tracked by scientists. Tracking is needed to monitor whether they are on a collision course with our planet.
Any fast-moving space object within 4.65 million miles is considered “potentially hazardous”. One small change in their trajectory could cause disaster for Earth.
Fortunately, The Sun reports, none of the three asteroids that came on Friday were deemed to pose a danger to Earthlings.
The closest of them will pass a distance of 867,000 miles from Earth – a little under four times the distance between Earth and the Moon.
Astronomers are more concerned about an asteroid twice the size of the Empire State Building that will pass by our planet next week.
Asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) is estimated to be about 3,551 feet wide. NASA continues to monitor it ahead of its approach on January 18.
Astronomers are currently tracking nearly 2,000 asteroids, comets, and other objects that threaten our pale blue dot, and new ones are discovered every day. Earth hasn’t seen an apocalyptic-scale asteroid since the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
However, smaller objects capable of flattening entire cities frequently crash into Earth. One of these was an 800-square-mile forest near Tunguska in Siberia that was destroyed on June 30, 1908.