A mile-wide asteroid will pass through the Earth in March. US space agency NASA has informed that on March 21 this month, a huge asteroid is going to pass close to the Earth. Scientists have ruled out any possibility of hitting the earth. Scientists say that this asteroid will pass about 12.5 lakh miles from our planet. It is believed that this asteroid is twice the size of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
According to NASA scientists, this asteroid has been named 2001 FO32. It was discovered two decades ago. The agency was told that the asteroid has a circumference of three thousand feet and is coming at a speed of 77,000 mph. Most asteroids usually come at this speed.
According to Paul Chodas, director of the Center for Near Earth Object Studies, the distance the asteroid is about to pass is about 5.25 times the distance from the moon to the Earth. According to NASA scientist Lance Banner, there is not much information about this asteroid discovered 20 years ago, but its passing close to the Earth will definitely give us a chance to know a lot about it.
Will be able to see with binoculars: Just
a little above the southern horizon, just after sunset on March 21, it will be possible to see it through an eight-inch aperture telescope. Let us tell you that this asteroid was first discovered in New Mexico in 2001.
What happens is asteroid -
Small celestial bodies revolving around the sun are called 'asteroids'. They are found mainly in the 'Asteroid Belt' between Mars and Jupiter. However, due to their passing through the earth many times, it is also possible to suffer significant losses.
Giant Size - Burj
Khalifa: 2720 ft -
Shanghai Tower: 2073 ft -
'2010NY 65 ': 1017 ft -
Statue of Liberty: 310 ft -
Qutb Minar: 240 ft