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Asteroid 3 times bigger than the Blue Whale is coming closer to us, will be ‘confronted’ on 6th June – News

Asteroids arouse curiosity when they pass by Earth. Something similar is going to happen again. According to NASA, an asteroid three times larger than a blue whale will pass over the Earth on Monday at a speed of 26,000 kilometers per hour. According to reports, this asteroid named 2021 GT2 will pass from a distance of 35 lakh kilometers from our Earth. This is 10 times the average distance between the Earth and the Moon. Accordingly, it can be assumed that it will be a safe journey, which is not expected to show any effect on the earth.

Recently another asteroid – 7335 (1989 JA) also passed close to the Earth. It was categorized as potentially dangerous. This was the largest asteroid ever this year, which traveled near our Earth.

talk asteroid 2021 GT2 So, this space rock was discovered last year. It is estimated that its size is between 121 and 272 feet. Its length can be more than three times the length of a blue whale for easy understanding. Because it is not very big in size, that is why it is not being seen as a threat to the earth.

of space.com according, ‘2021 GT2’ is an Aten-class asteroid. This means that it orbits the Sun more closely than Earth. It orbits the Sun in 342 days. There is information about more than 1800 such asteroids in space, which are considered potentially dangerous for the Earth. The special thing is also that the 2021 GT2 asteroid will come close to our earth on 26 January 2034 after 6 June i.e. after about 12 years. Then it will pass further away from us and will probably also be out of the list, including the asteroids considered dangerous for the Earth.

The US space agency NASA keeps a list of such asteroids ready, which can be a threat to the Earth. She also updates this list. For example, the asteroid Apophis was removed from this list in 2021, because new information revealed that the asteroid is not a threat to Earth.

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