NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory told It is said that Asteroid 2023 FS11 will pass close to the Earth today i.e. on 3 April. According to information, it is moving at a hurricane speed of 42275 kilometers per hour. Although this asteroid is not expected to hit the Earth, scientists will continue to monitor it until it passes far away from our planet.
Earth’s history has included many incidents of asteroid collisions, which have harmed life on our planet. Scientists have believed that millions of years ago, dinosaurs were wiped out from the earth due to the destruction caused by an asteroid collision. This is the reason why scientists keep an eye on asteroids and monitor whatever passes near the Earth.
The American space agency NASA is working on finding a definite solution to asteroids. Last year he tested the DART mission. Under this, a spacecraft was hit by an asteroid, so that the orbit of the asteroid could be changed. As per the information so far, NASA has been successful in its mission. Experts believe that if an asteroid becomes a threat to the Earth in the future, it can also be stopped like the DART mission.
Talking about asteroids, according to NASA, they are also called minor planets. Just as all the planets of our solar system revolve around the Sun, similarly the asteroids also revolve around the Sun. Asteroids are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our Solar System about 4.6 billion years ago. Scientists have so far detected 11 lakh 13 thousand 527 asteroids.