- Three asteroids identified as 2019 QZ3, 2019 RG2 and 2019 QY4 zip past Earth today hours ago.
- According to the NASA’s CNEOS, QZ3 was the biggest of the trio in terms of size.
- Over 7 lakh asteroids that have been found in space.
At least threeasteroids(space rocks) identified as (QZ3, 2019 RG2 and 2019 QY4 zip past the (Earthtoday hours ago (September 10, 2019). If these three asteroids would have hit the Earth, massive casualties would have occurred. Luckily, they failed. According to the NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), QZ3 was the biggest of the trio in terms of size. It is to be noted that anasteroid(space rock) can bring tsunamis, shock waves and flattening winds that could be catastrophic. The space rocks approach towards the Earth due to the gravitational forces that affect them. It is said that one day all life on the Earth will be extinct. Not only life, but the Earth will also extinct someday and an asteroid could be the possible reason. Shocked to hear that? However, a car-sized asteroid slams into the Earth’s atmosphere about once in a year. On the other hand, an asteroid large enough to threaten the existence of life on Earth arrives once in every few million years. Over 7 lakh asteroids that have been found in space.
Coming back to the asteroids 2019 QZ3 , 2019 RG2 and 2019 QY4, the space rocks traveled towards Earth at the staggering speed at the staggering speed of 16, (mph) 26, (km / h), 50, 000 miles per hour (80, (kilometers / hour) and 17, (mph) 27, 000 km / h), respectively. However, all the asteroids zoom past the Earth with relatively safer distance.
According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), QZ3 was the biggest of the trio, with a diameter of (feet) 67 meters), while RG2 and QY4 measured around (feet) 20 m) and 52 feet (16 m) in length.
“Space rocks such as these, known as near-Earth objects (NEOS), are nudged by the gravity of neighbor planets into orbital paths that carry them fairly close to our cosmic address. But “close” in space is a relative term: At the closest point in their passage, all three of today’s asteroid visitors will be farther from Earth than the moon is, ”NASA’s CNEOS said.