NASA, the US agency that monitors space activities, also keeps tracking asteroids. These asteroids are said to be pieces of planets, so many times they orbit the Sun and come close to the Earth. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Has issued a notice of an asteroid coming close to the earth even today. its name Asteroid 2023 JP Is. It is the size of a big aeroplane. Its size is 85 feet. When it will reach closest to the Earth, its distance will be only 3,230,000 kilometers from here. Its speed has been told as 72871 kilometers per hour. That is, this asteroid with a speed of about 73 thousand kilometers per hour is going to come very close to the Earth. Could it hit the earth?
According to NASA, the chances of an asteroid hitting the earth are very less. But asteroids larger than 150 feet can prove to be a big threat to the Earth. Such asteroids can wreak havoc on a large part of the Earth. Recently, NASA has not released any information like any asteroid hitting the earth directly. Apart from asteroids, many times meteorites also fall on the earth. Recently there was news of a meteorite falling in a house in Hopewell, New Jersey, USA. According to the report, it was said to be a piece of meteorite.
The weight of this rocky piece was said to be around 1.8 kg. Those meteors which do not burn completely, their remaining part falls on the earth. Similarly, asteroids can also fall on the earth, which is said to be a possibility. The space agency NASA continuously tracks asteroids. These days, there have been many incidents of asteroids continuously coming towards the earth and this process is still going on.
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