Tag: Asteroid

Massive asteroid approaching Earth on July 24, says NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has warned of a massive asteroid, travelling at the speed of 48,000 kilometres per hour, is expected to whiz past Earth this week. According to NASA, “Asteroid 2020 ND” will move past Earth on July 24. Two other asteroids are also expected to whiz past Earth on Sunday named 2016 DY30 and 2020 ME3. 

Surprise ‘city-killer’ asteroid almost hit Earth

A “city-killer” asteroid startled astronomers after it whizzed by the Earth on Thursday. The rock, dubbed Asteroid 2019 OK, passed within 43,500 miles of Earth traveling at a speed of 15 miles a second, the Sydney Morning Herald first reported. The rock, which could have the impact of a nuclear bomb, wasn’t picked up by astronomers until days before it passed the planet.