Astroids pass close to earth

January 16, 2019

NASA has listed that three astroids will pass close to earth today and tomorrow.

The first asteroid, known as 2019 AT6, will pass Earth this afternoon at speeds of over 7,380 km/s. The object is big as a blue whale and will hit speeds of almost 40,555 km/s.

The second space rock to skim pass Earth is 2019 AM8.

The asteroid will pass Earth just over 3.22 million kilometres (2 million miles) from its surface, or eight and a half times the distance between the moon and Earth.

The largest of the three asteroids, which is the size of the leaning tower of Pisa, could cause a catastrophic event if it smashed into our planet.

Reaching speeds of 4,333 km/s it will pass closer than the previous two, flying within 1.53 million kilometres (950,000 miles) of our planet – about four times the distance between Earth and the moon.

Luckily, asteroids are actually classified as “small bodies” by Nasa, which mean they do not believe the objects pose any threat to life on Earth.

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Scary I don’t want this to happen hope it doesn’t smash my place


i hope it dose not hit earth


if it hits earth we all will die


It could happen


super scary


I wish it never does