Newly Discovered Asteroid the Size of a House Will Pass Safely By Earth on Wednesday

Newly Discovered Asteroid the Size of a House Will Pass Safely By Earth on Wednesday

A newfound asteroid about the size of a house will zip securely by Earth on Wednesday (April 15), passing simply inside the orbit of the moon.

The asteroid 2020 GH2 will pass Earth at a scope of around 223,000 miles (359,000 kilometers). The normal good ways from the Earth to the moon is around 239,000 miles (385,000 km).

As indicated by NASA’s Asteroid Watch program, asteroid 2020 GH2 is about somewhere in the range of 43 and 70 feet (13-70 meters) wide, or about the size of a house. It was first found on Saturday (April 11) and is being followed by space experts at a few observatories, including the Catalina Sky Survey at Mount Lemmon in Arizona, as indicated by the Minor Planet Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Asteroid 2020 GH2 represents no effect hazard to Earth during its flyby. While flying inside the moon’s orbit seems like a nearby shave by an asteroid, there’s, in reality, a lot of room.

Saying this doesn’t imply that that close Earth asteroids don’t speak to a potential risk to Earth. NASA’s Asteroid Watch researchers and different researchers around the globe routinely watch the skies for new and known asteroids that may represent a risk to Earth.

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Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.

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