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By Vinershea | Jul 24, 2020 05:23 PM

The wait is finally over - Asteroid 2020 ND, a huge asteroid is set to move past Earth today, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said. 

nasa warns of huge asteroid 2020 nd approaching earth on july 24

As per NASA, asteroid 2020 ND is nearly 170 metre-long and will be as close as 0.034 astronomical units (5,086,328 kilometres) to the Earth. They have also termed the asteroid as 'potentially dangerous'. 

NASA has also warned about it stating that the asteroid is travelling at a high speed of 48,000 kilometres per hour.   

“Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth. Specifically, all asteroids with a minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) of 0.05 au or less are considered PHAs,” a statement by NASA read.

NASA further asserted that even if asteroids are classified as PHAs it will not necessarily impact the Earth. “It only means there is a possibility for such a threat. By monitoring these PHAs and updating their orbits as new observations become available, we can better predict the close-approach statistics and thus their Earth-impact threat,” the statement of NASA further read.

According to an Indian Express report, the Asteroid 2020 ND is said to be bigger than the London Eye, which is almost about 170 meters. NASA had warned a week ago. This month, three other asteroids will fly past Earth, which includes 2020 MX3 on July 29 as well as the 2018 PY7 and the 2007 RF1 on July 31.  


அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்      



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