The good thing is that the size of ‘Asteroid 2023 HV5’ is not very huge. It is about 41 feet wide, which is equal to a bus. This asteroid is coming towards the earth at a speed of 35 thousand 152 kilometers per hour. This rocky disaster related to asteroids from the Apollo group is not expected to hit the Earth, but scientists will continue their monitoring.
A change in the direction of asteroids is possible. If the direction of an asteroid turns towards the earth and it collides with our planet, it can bring great destruction. Scientists have been believing that the extinction of dinosaurs from our earth was also due to the destruction caused by an asteroid collision.
Just as all the planets of our solar system revolve around the Sun, similarly the asteroids also revolve around the Sun. 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. The total mass of all the asteroids discovered so far is less than that of the Earth’s Moon.
The shape of most asteroids is irregular. Some are nearly spherical, while many appear oval. There are some asteroids that have their own moon. Many also have two moons. When asteroids come close to the Earth, scientists look at the distance between them and the Earth. For this the help of satellite and radar is taken.