NASA: Massive asteroid the size of a building is headed for Earth on Wednesday
Asteroid 2022 OK5 will make a close approach to Earth on Wednesday, August 3.
A huge building the size of space The rock dubbed Asteroid 2022 OK5 is heading towards Earth and will get very close tomorrow, August 3, 2022. It is only 3.42 million kilometers away, or 0.02 astronomical units from the earth. It is close enough for astronomers to study the asteroid with radar. According to data from the Center for Near-Earth Object Research at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the flight of small planet is estimated at a distance of 3.41 million km at a speed of 18 km/s. NASA classified Asteroid 2022 OK5 as a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” due to its predicted proximity(s) to Earth. This asteroid is about 250 feet long.
According to the report of www.sky.orgNasa’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office monitors the sky with telescopes to watch for prominent space rocks coming toward earth.
This is not the only space rock that has come close to Earth. Asteroid 2022 OX3 has just passed close The earth today a few hours back. The asteroid is about the size of an airplane, about 95 feet high. Both the near-Earth objects Asteroid 2022 OX3 and Asteroid 2022 OK5 are in the Apollo group. Follow reportAsteroid 2022 OX3 flew past Earth on August 2 at 18:45 at a distance of 2.74 million km at a speed of 16 km/s.
What is an asteroid?
Small planet are small, rocky objects left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago. They orbit the sun and reside mainly in between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, also known as the asteroid belt. They are made of different rocks, and therefore no two asteroids are alike.