Three hugely-sized asteroids to pass by earth in June, here's all you need to know
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: Over six and a half million confirmed coronavirus cases spanned across the world leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths, with numerous cyclones, forest fires and even consecutive earthquakes have made 2020 the worst year of our lifetimes. Brace yourself for more, because the world is not even halfway through 2020, and rest of it is not appearing to be devoid of adversities either. NASA has confirmed that three massive asteroids are headed for Earth, and all in the month of June itself; on 6th, 8th and 24th June, respectively.
All of these asteroids are listed under-listed NASA's near-earth object repository, meaning they will be significantly closer to earth while being in the projectile motion nearby the earth's area of influence in the space.
Asteroid 2002 NN4 will be closest to the earth on June 6th at 8:50 am (Indian Standard Time). It has a diameter of 570 metres, equals to five football pitches put together, and will reportedly move past the earth at the relative velocity of 40,140 kmph. However, the passage of this asteroid has been dubbed as safe.
Asteroid 2013 XA22 will be closest to the earth on June 8th at 9:10 pm (Indian Standard Time). It has the diameter of 160 metres and will fly past earth at the relative velocity of 24,050 kmph. The asteroid will be almost 3 million kilometres away from the earth at its nearest, but due to its small size, its passage to has been dubbed as safe.
Asteroid 2010 NY65 will be closest to the earth on June 24th at 12:14 pm (Indian Standard Time). It has a diameter of 310 metres and will have the highest relative velocity of 46,400 kmph among the three asteroids set to come the closest to earth in the month of June.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma