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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has kept us engaged through its news on asteroids and meteors. The experts at the U.S based agency have revealed information regarding two such asteroids that are currently heading towards our planet.
The first asteroid that has been located by the trackers of NASA has been dubbed as 2020 FB4. NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies has revealed some crucial details regarding this asteroid.
As per them, this asteroid has an 85ft wide diameter and this Near-Earth space rock is currently advancing towards our planet at an alarming speed of 14000 mph.
The second asteroid that has been located by NASA’s asteroid trackers has been dubbed as 2020FA1. As per the information provided by NASA’s CNEOS (Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies), this asteroid is around 98ft wide in diameter. This asteroid is advancing towards our planet at a speed of 5000 mph.
As per the information provided by the officials, 2020 FB4 has been classified as an Amor asteroid, which implies it follows a wide orbit around the Sun. 2020 FA1, has been classified in the Apollo group of space rocks. These asteroids cross Earth’s path as they travel around the Sun.
Fortunately, the planetary experts at the U.S based space agency have informed that these asteroids would not collide with our planet. This is because they are too far away from our planet and hence these asteroids do not pose any threat to our planet.
The first asteroid, 2020 FB4, is expected to fly past through our Earth on March 31 at 8:30 am EDT from a distance of 0.03062 astronomical units. The second asteroid, 2020FA1, is expected to fly past through our planet on March 31 at 3:21 pm EDT from a distance of about 0.04689 astronomical units.