NASA Finds Three Giant Asteroids Heading to the Earth Tomorrow
The American Space Agency, NASA, recently detected three massive asteroids heading to the Earth. The size of these are so huge that it could destroy even a city if they collide with the surface, NASA warned.
Three Asteroids in Details
NASA finds that 2019 XB is the biggest among the three, and earliest to reach the atmosphere of the Earth. The Space Agency’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies department confirmed the massive size of the incoming asteroid. CNEOS calculates that the diameter of the asteroid is about 361 feet. 2019 XB is currently approaching at a speed of 18,000 miles per hour.
Scientists named the second asteroid as 2019 WT3. NASA predicts that the second satellite is approaching the Earth with a much higher speed in comparison to 2019 XB. Scientists calculate that the asteroid is having a speed of around 25,000 miles per hour. The diameter of 2019 WT3 is around 220 feet.
NASA told about Asteroids
The last among the three incoming asteroids, 2019 WO2, will reach the Earth’s atmosphere tomorrow. The celestial object is having a diameter of 174 feet, and currently approaching our home planet with a speed of 17,000 miles per hour.
The second and third asteroids come under the Apollo category. Like every asteroid in the category, these two asteroids take a wide orbit around the Earth and sun. On very rare occasions, the path of the asteroids intersects with that of Earth. While the first asteroid on the list, 2019, XB does not come under the Apollo category. The asteroid comes under the Aten family NASA confirmed.
Fortunately, none of these three asteroids will hit the Earth. 2019 XB will miss the Earth by 4.1 million miles, while 2019 WT3 will have a distance of 4.1 million miles while crossing to the Earth. The distance is around only 1.1 miles for WO2 when it will reach past the Earth.