NASA, the U.S. space agency, has warned that an asteroid capable of being dangerous to Earth will pass near Earth. According to the NASA web site, the asteroid will pass near Earth in June. According to the NASA website the asteroid is called ‘163348 (2002 NH4).’ According to NASA, the asteroid will pass very close to the Earth on June 6 and its diameter will be 250 to 570 metres.
NASA says the asteroid 163348 (2002 NH4) is 5.1 million kilometers from Earth. The speed of the asteroid is expected to be 11.10 km per second, as it passes near Earth, according to some media in the United States. According to NASA, at 12 noon EDT (European time), ie 6:17 pm Indian time, the asteroid will pass closest to Earth.
So far, more than 8,000 asteroids with a diameter of more than 140 meters have been found in space around the Earth. All these asteroids have been found within a radius of 7 million km. According to NASA experts, all of these celestial bodies have been classified into space objects that are “potentially dangerous” to Earth. This means that the asteroid ‘163348 (2002 NH Four)’ is one of the potentially dangerous asteroids. According to a report by Space.com, there are a total of 25,000 small and large asteroids in space close to the Earth.
However, after that, NASA said that there is no possibility of space objects colliding with the Earth in this way, adding that the asteroid 2020 DR2 will not collide with the Earth. According to international astronomers, any celestial body larger than 460 feet (140 meters) is less likely to collide with the Earth. Astronomers say that this could happen only once in a hundred.