Humongous Asteroids: As per the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 5 large asteroids were moving towards Earth yesterday. Do we need to worry? There was an asteroid bombardment that happened yesterday! As several as 5 humongous asteroids were shooting for the Earth on Saturday, the 2nd of April as per the American space agency. While asteroids zoom past our planet almost every single day, it is rare to watch so many asteroids passing by the Earth together. This also increases the risk factor notably as even one of them diverges from their path and heads toward the Earth can spell immediate disaster for us all. Follow More Update On CmaTrends.com
While the forecast at this time is that these asteroids were made a safe passage, things can change at the notice of the moment. As per the Jet Propulsion Laboratory by NASA, these 5 asteroids are named 2022 FJ1, 2022 FQ, 2022 FE2, 2016 GW221, and 2021 GN1. The asteroids are between the size of 18-and 40 meters, and whilst they are specifically large, if they were to crash into Earth they will cause serious localized damage and made large impact craters which can direct to tsunamis, earthquakes, and forest fires.
It should be observed that all of these asteroids have been classified as near-Earth Objects (NEO) and as such, they are all possibly hazardous to our planet. Just a couple of weeks back, an asteroid named 2022 EB5 diverged from its path and collide with the Earth close to the Western coast of Greenland.
NASA: 5 asteroids Headed Towards The Earth
Asteroid 2022 FQ is a 37 meters broad asteroid and its nearest approach to the globe will be at 3,070,000 kilometers. The 2016 GW221 is the biggest asteroid to fly by the globe yesterday at 40 meters wide, and it passed the Earth at a distance of 3,740,000 kilometers.
Asteroids 2021 GN1 and 2022 FE2 are 18 and 30 meters broad respectively and their nearest approach will be at 5,510,000 and 3,850,000 kilometers. Ultimately, the 2022 FJ1 is a 26 meters broad asteroid that will move away from the globe from the farthest distance of around 6,320,000 kilometers. If you want to discover more about these asteroids, readers can visit the Small-Body Database of NASA. Do note, that due to the distance, none of these asteroids will be perceptible to the naked eyes. If someone wants to watch this kind of asteroid in the future they need a high-power telescope to be capable to watch these space rocks floating across the sky.