There are thousands of asteroids (meteor bodies) moving in and around our solar system. Some of these are equal to small stones, some are bigger than the moon. According to the American space agency NASA, on September 18, an asteroid bigger than the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, is going to pass very close to the Earth.
Asteroid Name 2005 RX3
The name of the near-Earth meteorite is 2005 RX3. It is moving towards our planet at a speed of 62,820 kilometers per hour. This object will come 4.7 million kilometers closer to the Earth on 18 September. If you look at the cosmic scale, this distance is not much.
According to the space agency, this asteroid passed close to us in 2005 i.e. 17 years ago. Since then, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been keeping an eye on it. It is estimated that now the next time it will pass near the Earth in March 2036.
5 asteroids coming closer to us this week
On September 10, NASA had issued a warning saying that between September 11 and 18, five meteorites would come close to the Earth. One of these is a 2005 RX3. Let us also know about the other four asteroids…
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