Five dangerous asteroids that will come the closest to Earth have received a warning from NASA.
Five dangerous asteroids will pass close to Earth in the coming days, according to NASA’s asteroid observers. Here is the complete list of asteroids that will hit Earth.
- Asteroid 2022 SC1: Tomorrow, the 81-foot-wide, airplane-sized asteroid 2022 SC1 will approach Earth tomorrow at a speed of 10.27 km/h.
- Asteroid 2022 SW1: According to the latest data, a 33-foot-long asteroid would come within 0.42 million miles of Earth, which is incredibly close.
- Asteroid 2022 QJ50: September 19, 2022 A large 110-foot-long asteroid is set to come within 2.61 million miles. The asteroid is already moving at a speed of 10.20 kmph per second.
- Asteroid 2022 SF: Another 80-foot-wide asteroid, 2022 SF, is on track to make its closest approach to Earth today, now 3.46 million miles away.
- Asteroid 2022 SH:
The 34-foot-wide, 7.6-kph asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth on September 20. According to NASA, it will be 1.88 million kilometers away from Earth.
Why do these asteroids pose a threat to Earth?
NASA’s Asteroid Watch dashboard tracks asteroids and comets that come relatively close to Earth on a daily basis to detect potentially dangerous objects for the planet. NASA classifies an asteroid that approaches Earth within 4.6 million miles and is larger than 150 meters (about 492 feet) as hazardous. This is the reason behind these asteroids being termed dangerous in the future.
The National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and several large telescopes in NASA’s Deep Space Network help collect data for the comprehensive characterization of these asteroids.