Four New Asteroids are Approaching Earth This Weekend, Says NASA


With the closest of the four asteroids set to fly by Earth at a distance of about 7,13,000km, there's likely no cause for concern.



Earlier yesterday, NASA's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reported two asteroids flying by Earth in relatively close proximity, but thankfully, no disruption of life was really observed.


Now, more observations made by NASA's CNEOS states that over tomorrow, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, a total of four asteroids will approach Earth, and are projected to fly by at close proximity.


While the farthest of the four will be 3.05 million kilometres away from Earth, the closest will approach Earth at a distance of 7,13,000 kilometres, which in space terms is not really too far away.


The four asteroids in question have been named by CNEOS as 2020 FK, 2020 FS, 2020 DP4 and 2020 FF1.


The 2020 FK asteroid is the smallest of the four, measuring just 43 feet in diameter. It is presently hurtling through space at a speed of over 37,000kmph, and will approach Earth from a distance of 1.36 million kilometres.


The second of the asteroids, 2020 FS, is also fairly small, measuring 56 feet in diameter. It is travelling at over 15,000kmph, and will make the farthest approach to Earth among the band of asteroids, at 3.05 million kilometres awa