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Asteroid larger than London Eye to pass close to Earth in September

By Pragya Gouhari -
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  • 18th July 2020,
  • 12:28 PM

Asteroid 2020ND is larger than the London Eye by as much as 50 per cent is going to pass close to Earth in September.


London Eye size Asteroid to pass Earth in September

Asteroid: The year 2020 has caused a commotion around the globe. Also, undoubtedly, in 2020, there is a great deal of disturbance in space science. NASA is continually giving its realities and alerts. Space has been accounted for by various peculiar things. This year, in spite of numerous eclipses and lunar eclipses in the sky, there have been heaps of structure creation in space.

Space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has issued a warning to the world about the ‘gigantic and dangerous Asteroid’. The size of Asteroid 2020ND has been compared to the size of the London Eye, by several media portals. The famous United Kingdom landmark is 443 feet high. Reports on several media portals have claimed that Asteroid 2020ND is larger than the London Eye by as much as 50 per cent.

As indicated by the reports on NASA Official site, the space rock will go inside simply 0.037 cosmic units (AU) of our planet. NASA official site needs to characterize Potentially Hazardous Asteroids otherwise called PHAs are presently characterized dependent on boundaries which measure the space rock’s capability to make undermining close ways to deal with the Earth. All the more explicitly, all space rocks with a base circle crossing point separation otherwise called MOID of 0.05 AU or less and a flat out greatness (H) of 22.0 or less are considered PHAs.

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Hence, Asteroid 2020ND fits the meaning of a Potentially Hazardous Object. An astronomical unit is equivalent to around 150 million kilometres or generally the good ways from the Earth to the Sun. To get more setting on this one has to realize that, one AU is roughly 93 million miles which are 150 million km, or to be exact it is 149,598,000 km.

So far the space agency has not issued any warning about the asteroid on either its social media handles or the space agency’s website. On NASA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) website: Space objects like Asteroid 2020ND, are called Near-Earth Objects when they come close to the planet. NEOs can be comets or asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits. Hence they enter Earth’s neighbourhood.

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