A POTENTIALLY ‘hazardous’ asteroid with a diameter of 2,034 feet will have its close approach towards the earth on December 26, a day after Christmas.
According to the information received from the sources, the huge space rock has been identified as 310442 (2000 CH59), and as per the reports, it will be nearest to our planet reportedly on December 26 at 2:54 a.m.
As per the information provided by the space agency’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the diameter of the huge asteroid has been estimated to be around 920 to 2,035 feet and with this mag=ssive and enormous size, this asteroid would be no shorter than that of One World Trade Center in New York City which is reportedly around 1,792 feet tall.
Director of the CNEOS, Paul Chodas, commented on this event. He said, “Over many ages and millennia [these asteroids] might evolve into Earth-crossing orbits. So it is reasonable to keep tracking these asteroids for decades to come and to study how their orbits might be evolving.”
The massive asteroid will reportedly travel past our planet at around 27,500 miles per hour.