minorplanetcenter Of statistics It is said that Asteroid 2023 FM is moving towards our Earth at a speed of 15.8 km/s. That is, it is coming at a speed of 56880 kilometers per hour. Its height can be between 85 to 270 meters. Despite being such a big rock, scientists were able to find this asteroid late. Its route has also been known recently.
According to reports, many times asteroids are detected late because they are moving ‘hiding’ in the bright light of the Sun and cannot be caught by satellites or radars. Asteroids become a cause for concern because their direction can change. If an asteroid collides with the earth, it can bring great destruction on our planet. It is believed that millions of years ago, dinosaurs were also destroyed from the earth due to the destruction caused by an asteroid collision.
Asteroids are also called minor planets. Like all the planets in our solar system, they also revolve around the Sun. Asteroids are believed to be the rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Most asteroids are found in a main asteroid belt, which is between Mars and Jupiter. Their size can be from 10 meters to 530 kilometers.
Scientists look at the distance between the asteroid and the Earth when it comes close to the Earth. For this the help of satellite and radar is taken. Most asteroids orbit in the main asteroid belt between the planets Mars and Jupiter, but many asteroids have orbits that pass near Earth. Asteroids that cross Earth’s orbital path are known as Earth-crossers.