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NASA warns space station-sized asteroids heading towards Earth — RT World News



NASA has warned that there will be a large number of space rocks heading to the earth, ranging in size from the insignificant diameter of only 10 meters to the stunning 213 mm.

When not paying close attention to the persistent rover who landed on Mars this week, NASA is busy monitoring the sky for potential threats to life on Earth, namely asteroids. This week is no exception, because five of these space rocks are called home to the earth due to the buzzing noise.



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On Sunday, the 10-meter asteroid 2021 DD1 and the 61-meter asteroid 2021 DK1 will be launched to Earth at a safe distance of 1.6 million kilometers and 6 million kilometers, respectively.

However, they are just what NASA calls “warm-up actions” “Stadium size” The asteroid 2020 XU6 has a diameter of about 213 meters. From a perspective, it is twice as tall as Big Ben in London and twice and a half as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

The speed of 2020 XU6 is 8.4 kilometers per second or 30,240 kilometers per hour. Assuming that the circumference of the earth is 40075 kilometers, it will take more than an hour for the asteroid to complete a circle of the entire planet.



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Fortunately, by February 22, this space rock is expected to be missing about 4 million kilometers, so humans can now breathe collectively.

It is followed by BV9 (23 meters) in 2020, which will pass 5.6 million kilometers; CC5 (40 meters) in 2021, will pass approximately 6.9 million kilometers.

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