Asteroid triple the size of a blue whale is set to ‘skim past Earth’ in close approach


An enormous asteroid which is thrice the size of a blue whale is set to brush past earth subsequent week, in accordance to NASA.

The mega rock which is estimated to be between 121 and 272 ft huge, is set to make its close encounter on Monday ( June 6).

Asteroid 2021 GT2 might trigger main injury if it smashes into Earth due to its size, nevertheless it is thought to skim move at a protected 2.2million mile threshold.

Compared to the house company’s estimates, the common blue whale spans round 70ft lengthy, which suggests the rock is round triple the size.

Regardless of predictions for it to move safely, the asteroid will transfer close sufficient for it to be put via on NASA’s Earth Close Approaches tables.



It is thought to be three times the size of a blue whale
It is thought to be thrice the size of a blue whale

If an asteroid comes inside 4.65million miles of Earth and is larger than a sure size, house companies can class it as “probably hazardous.”

In simply at some point, Asteroid 2021 GT2 is set to make its debut at round 5:35am BST or 12:35 ET.

Its subsequent close approach to Earth is not going to happen till January 26, 2034, when it passes considerably additional out than its set approach for June 6.

In accordance to Dwell Science, consultants hope to put together for the worse in case an asteroid all of the sudden switches its trajectory.



NASA confirmed it is set to make its debut tomorrow
NASA confirmed it is set to make its debut tomorrow

It has been reported that NASA is at present investigating whether or not or not a big asteroid may very well be taken off target by crashing a rocket into it.

An asteroid-deflecting spacecraft was launched by the house company in November 2021. It is anticipated to hit the Dimorphos asteroid this 12 months fall.

NASA confirmed that the mega rock is not going to be destroyed.



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