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Five asteroids set to closely approach Earth this week

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 8, 2020
At least five asteroids measuring between 10 meters and over 70 meters in diameter are said to be set to visit our planet this week, NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) revealed.
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According to the agency’s tracking system, one rock, dubbed 2020 RJ, which is estimated to reach nearly 42 meters in diameter, will pass the Earth on Tuesday evening, roughly at a distance of 1.2 million km.

Another stone, called 2020 RW will fly nearby on 10 September, closely followed by his peer 2020 RM, which will approach our planet as close as one million kilometers.

An even bigger intruder is then expected on Saturday, 2020 RM15, the rock which is estimated to be able to reach 75 meters in size, while travelling 9.78 kilometers per second.

As a final straw, the Earth will then be closely approached by 2017 US.


 

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