Astronomical phenomena and events in the Universe are an important point in NASA studies. For this reason, the news that a series of asteroids approached Earth in recent days and the approach of one more large, on March 21, was born a genuine concern: will the asteroid impact planet Earth? Should we worry? We tell you what NASA responded.
According to data from Asteroid Watch, belonging to the space agency, a series of asteroids approached Earth. Specifically, they reported that on March 21, the asteroid 2001 FO32, which is the size of the Golden Gate Bridge, with an estimated diameter of between 0.8 and 1.7 kilometres, will approach our planet.
It is dangerous? Will it be able to impact the Earth? NASA reported that we should not worry, as it will pass about 2 million kilometres from our planet.
In addition, he explained that on February 10, the asteroid 2021 CX, which was the size of a bus with nine meters in diameter, passed near our planet. The asteroid approached 1,915,119 kilometres to Earth.
Likewise, later the asteroid 2019 YP5 the size of a skyscraper (119 meters) also passed close to Earth, at a distance of 3,138,221 kilometres. Meanwhile, the asteroid 2008 DB, the size of an aeroplane and the 2021 CE3 the size of a house, passed 5,021,153 and 7,322,515 kilometres from Earth.
That is, you should not worry, planet Earth is not in danger from the next approach of the asteroid that is the size of the Golden Gate Bridge.