Asteroid will pass near the earth tonight, know what will be the danger !

An asteroid as big as a football field will pass near Earth on Saturday night. This asteroid, named 2008 GO20, is moving at a speed of eight kilometers per second

Asteroid will pass near the earth tonight, know what will be the danger !

An asteroid as big as a football field will pass near Earth on Saturday night. This asteroid, named 2008 GO20, is moving at a speed of eight kilometers per second. It will be visible between one and two o'clock in the night when it will pass closest to the Earth, its distance from the Earth will be about 28 lakh km. According to Dr. Virendra Yadav, Public Outreach Incharge of Aryabhatta Observational Science Research Institute, Nainital, small asteroids passes every year near the Earth. This year also, about 92 asteroids have passed near the Earth but this asteroid named 2008 GO20 is about two hundred meters long. Three large asteroids will pass close to Earth this year.

What are asteroids

Asteroids are rocks that revolve around the sun like a planet. But they are much smaller than planets in size. The clouds of gas and dust, which could not take the shape of a planet and be left behind, were transformed into these rocks i.e. asteroids. This is the reason that their shape is also not round like the planets. No two asteroids are alike.

22 asteroids feared to hit the earth

NASA has classified this asteroid as dangerous. A team of astronomers from all over the world, including NASA, has kept about two thousand asteroids on surveillance. Out of this, about 22 are expected to hit the Earth. If any high-speed comet or asteroid is likely to come closer than 46.5 lakh miles from Earth, then scientists consider it dangerous.