The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been tracking an asteroid which is twice as big as the iconic Egyptian monument, Pyramid of Giza.
Today NASA had shared in their Twitter account such that Asteroid 2010FR will not do any harm to Earth, even though
The gigantic celestial object is up to 270 metre wide and 886 feet tall.
The massive asteroid has been classified as an Apollo asteroid because it crosses Earth’s orbit. It was first spotted by astronomers a decade ago and called 465824 (2010 FR). Scientists at the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) confirmed that like many asteroids that have been spotted to fly by our planet of late, it won’t be a threat for Earth.
Our PlanetaryDefense experts are not worried about asteroid 2010 FR and you shouldn’t be either because it has zero chance of hitting Earth. It will safely pass by our planet on Sept. 6 more than 4.6 million miles away—that’s more than 19 times the distance of our Moon! -tweeted NASA.
Earlier news about another Asteroid 2018VP1 had come. At that time JPL’s Center for Near Object Studies, says space rock 2018VP1 will fly past Earth on Nov 2, one day before the U.S. presidential election. This Asteroid is not considered a “potentially dangerous” near-Earth object (NEO), At 6.5 feet in diameter. Still, the space agency is keeping a close watch on it and other Asteroids like it, nonetheless. This Asteroid was first observed on Nov 3, 2018. The direct impact probability of this Asteroid is less than 0.41%, says NASA.