The diameter of the asteroid is about 160 meters, which is about 20% bigger than the Egyptian pyramid of Cheops.
On Friday, October 15, the asteroid 2021 SM3 will fly at a reasonably shut distance from Earth. Its diameter is about 160 meters, which is about 20% bigger than the Egyptian pyramid of Cheops.
At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the asteroid is assessed as a Close to-Earth Object (NEO). The utmost distance that it’ll strategy is 3 million km.
That is considerably lower than to any planet within the photo voltaic system, however, all the identical, 7.5 instances the space to the moon, so this house object won’t pose a direct menace to the Earth.
Nevertheless, on October 20, one other Apollo, the 230-meter asteroid 1996 VB3, will strategy our planet at an excellent shorter distance. It’ll rush 2 million km from the Earth.
Greater than 100 tons of tiny house objects and house particles enter Earth’s orbit day-after-day.
Something smaller than a automobile can fritter away within the environment and isn’t thought of a menace to the planet.
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