of the information AccordingThe speed of asteroid ‘2022 UV20’ is 30 thousand 303 kilometers per hour. When the 64-foot space rock will reach near our planet, then the distance between the two will be only 29 lakh kilometers. Although this asteroid is not going to pose any threat to us, yet it has been kept in the category of ‘potentially dangerous’. The reason for this is distance. It is passing very close to our planet.
However, scientists will continue to monitor it until it moves far away from Earth. This is because the change in the direction of the asteroid can bring it towards the Earth. If the asteroid collides with the earth, it can cause great harm on the earth. It is believed that millions of years ago, the destruction of dinosaurs from our earth was also due to the collision of an asteroid.
Asteroids 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. Scientists have so far detected 11 lakh 13 thousand 527 asteroids. The asteroid which is going to pass close to the Earth today was discovered this year. Asteroids are 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. The total mass of all the asteroids discovered so far is less than that of the Earth’s Moon.