Several massive asteroids are set to fly past Earth in the coming days and these asteroids would be larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza.
New Delhi: Several massive asteroids are set to fly past Earth in the coming days and these asteroids would be larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza. According to the Asteroid tracker of NASA, three asteroids are set to fly past Earth in October 2021, while five asteroids will fly past Earth in November.
One asteroid named 2021 SM3 headed towards Earth on October 15. Its size was 72 metres to 160 metres and it passed planet Earth at a distance of 4.8 million kilometres.
Here are the names of the asteroids that will whoosh by Earth in coming weeks. Dates have also been mentioned
October 20 - 1996 VB3:
This one is more massive than the previous one. And it will also come closer to Earth than the last one. This asteroid will pass at a distance of 3.2 million kilometres.
October 25 - 2017 SJ20:
This one is relatively smaller. It will pass by Earth at a distance of 7.1 million kilometres
November 2 - 2017 TS3:
This one is a big gun with a size ranging from 98 metres to 220 metres. It will clear the Earth at a distance of 5.3 million kilometres.
November 13 - 2004 UE:
This one is the biggest of them all. And perhaps it's a good thing that it will keep a distance of 4.2 million kilometres between itself and Earth when it will fly by
November 20 - 2016 JG12:
This one is about 190 metres in diameter. It will come at a distance of 5.5 kilometres from Earth
November 21 - 1982 HR:
This asteroid is also called 3361 Orpheus. It will clear the Earth by a distance of 5.7 million kilometres.
November 29 - 1994 WR12
This asteroid will fly by Earth at a distance of 6.1 million kilometres