Is there an asteroid coming close to Earth?

Is there an asteroid coming close to Earth?

An Asteroid Will Come Incredibly Close to Earth in 2029. Grazing by some of our satellites, this asteroid has scientists excited. A decade from now, on April 15, 2029, an asteroid will swing past the Earth, just barely missing everything.

How far is the asteroid from the Earth?

The asteroid belt is 329–478 million kilometers away. That is an average of 403.5 million kilometers. That is an average of 254.5 million kilometers between Earth and the asteroid belt.

What is the nearest asteroid to Earth?

Near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros makes its closest approach to Earth since 2012 today, when it comes within 19.4 million miles (31.2 million kilometers) of our planet.

How many asteroids are near Earth?

There are over 20,000 known near-Earth asteroids (NEAs), over a hundred short-period near-Earth comets (NECs), and a number of solar-orbiting spacecraft and meteoroids large enough to be tracked in space before striking the Earth.

When will asteroid pass Earth?

According to NASA’s data, the asteroid is projected to pass by Earth several times in the next century, The closest approach will be April 16, 2079, when the asteroid will pass about 929,560 miles away from the planet (only about three times the distance between the Earth and its moon).

Is a meteor gonna hit Earth?

Yes, an asteroid will hit Earth. In fact ten of them as big as refrigerators streak into the atmosphere every year. Most burn up on the way in, and about two-thirds of the rest (or chunks of them) fall harmlessly into the ocean (because the planet is about two-thirds ocean).

When is the next asteroid coming?

The rock, known as 2019 DN, is slated to arrive at its closest point to Earth this coming Friday, March 8th. At its nearest distance the asteroid will still be around 13 lunar distances away.

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