Earth has a busy schedule this week. Important meetings with important asteroids that will give Earth a sense about what life could be if they decide to collide instead of just civilized agree to a distant encounter. Six asteroids will get close to Earth this week, NASA warned.
Six Asteroids Will Get Close to Earth This Week
2020 FF on March 24 at 12:06 am EDT
Earth is to sit down with 2020 FF, an asteroid about the size of the Empire State Building, so…large enough to cause some damage if the next time it gets closer than this time. It will come by at the speed of almost 13,000 miles per hour. Generously, it seems that this time it will keep a safe 3.8 million miles distance.
2020 FB on March 25 at 12:02 pm EDT
With little time to assess the former meeting with FB, Earth has to make it to the meeting with 2020 FB. This one is pushier, it will get as close as 2 million miles, and it is bigger: 177 feet wide. It is at least slower, with a velocity of around 10,000 miles per hour.
2020 PF on March 26 at 7:39 pm EDT
2020 PF couldn’t help itself, and it will trail FB. There is something with those two, but the distance of 3.5 million miles will keep the mystery locked. It is a bit smaller, with a diameter of about 128 feet but the 21,000 miles per hour velocity makes the bigger distance seem preferable!
2012 XA133 on March 26 at 10:52 EDT
The 26th will be the most exhausting day of the week, as at 10:52 pm EDT, asteroid 2012 XA133 programmed its coming without asking. What asteroid measuring 1,280 feet wide and traveling with 53,000 miles per hour, would ask?! We should be grateful for the distance it decided to keep: 4.1 million miles from the planet’s center. Earth should really be a charmer, because there might be a next time with this one, and a collision will cause a major impact.
2020 FE2 March 28 at 8:13 am EDT
After the last meeting, 2020 FE2 will look like a walk in the park. FE2 is a gentle 148 feet asteroid that moves towards Earth at a speed of almost 16,000 miles per hour. It will also keep a decent distance of 1 million miles away.
2010 GD35 on March 29 at 2:19 pm EDT
After this day, Earth can take a well-deserved vacation. 2010 GD35 is the last meeting on the schedule. 2010 GD35 is a dear! Even if it isn’t a small one (it measures 233 feet wide) nor a serene one (its velocity is of almost 27,000 miles per hour), GD35 loves its privacy: 3.6 million miles distance is a reason for Earth to be grateful.