Two asteroids may pass Earth by a narrow margin today, says NASA; Check size, speed and more

To discover, track and monitor asteroids, NASA has several tech marvels in place. The NEOWISE telescope, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), Pans-STARRS1, and Catalina Sky Survey are some of the space and ground-based telescopes and satellites which the space agency uses. Since there is a historical precedent of asteroids impacting Earth and causing cataclysmic damage, … Read more

Three asteroids may fly past Earth today, reveals NASA; Check speed, size, distance and more

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory continuously provide details of asteroid approaches. Yesterday, on March 28, it predicted three asteroids to pass Earth very close to it. Today, another batch of asteroids is on its way and is set to pass our planet. Keeping track of celestial objects such as asteroids and comets is necessary to protect … Read more

NASA says three asteroids will pass Earth by a close margin today; Check speed, size and more

Just yesterday, 3 asteroids passed Earth by a close margin. While none of them were considered “Potentially Hazardous Asteroids”, the biggest of them was 150 feet wide, making it almost as big as an aircraft. Such close approaches by celestial objects such as asteroids and comets serve as a reminder of the dangerous potential they … Read more

Two asteroids set to fly past Earth soon, reveals NASA; From size to speed, know all about them

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen asteroids pass by Earth on multiple occasions. Although these space rocks revolve around the Sun in their own orbit, interaction with a planet’s gravitational field can knock them off course and bring them closer to Earth, as per NASA. These encounters can knock asteroids out of the main … Read more

Two asteroids will pass Earth by close margins soon, says NASA; Check speed, size, and other details

A pair of asteroids have been spotted travelling Earthwards in their orbit by NASA. The US Space Agency issued an alert that both of these space rocks have been designated as Near-Earth Asteroids, and will pass the planet by close margins. These close approaches follow the continuing trend of asteroid flybys in recent months. From … Read more

Asteroid 2024 CL3 to pass Earth at a breakneck 15011 kmph, says NASA; Know how big it is

NASA says that the orbits of asteroids can be changed by Jupiter’s massive gravity and by occasional close encounters with planets like Mars or other objects. These accidental encounters can knock asteroids out of the main belt and hurl them into space in all directions across the orbits of the other planets. One such occurrence … Read more

Asteroid 2024 BM to pass Earth by just a whisker today, reveals NASA; Check size, speed, more

As per the details issued by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the asteroid has been designated as Asteroid 2024 BM. This asteroid is expected to pass Earth at a distance of approximately 3 million kilometers today, January 22. It is already travelling towards Earth in its orbit at 21511 kilometers per hour which … Read more

130-foot asteroid to come as close as 1.5 mn km to Earth; NASA reveals speed, and other details

Did you know that not all asteroids have the same composition? According to NASA, the three primary classifications of asteroids are C-type, S-type, and M-type. C-type asteroids, which are composed primarily of carbon-rich substances, are the most frequent. S-type asteroids, which are made up mainly of silicate minerals, are less common. M-type asteroids, which are … Read more

Asteroid set to pass Earth at a breakneck speed of 51636 kmph; NASA reveals size, other details

NASA says asteroids are ancient space rocks left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. While most space rocks are located in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, they can also come close to Earth on some occasions, potentially posing a threat to … Read more

NASA says 160-foot asteroid will pass Earth today; Check speed, distance, and more

In a new development, NASA’s Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), responsible for monitoring the skies and watching various Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), has shed light on an asteroid that will pass Earth closely today, January 15. The asteroid was discovered and tracked using NASA’s advanced instruments such as the NEOWISE telescope, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), Pans-STARRS1, … Read more