Earth is no stranger to the asteroids (space rocks). Our planet is all set to have a close encounter with a huge asteroid identified as 2019 UO on January 10. Measured somewhere around 560 metres wide, asteroid 2019 UO is believed to be twice the size of One Canada Square.
During its closest approach, asteroid 2019 UO will be only 2.7 million miles (5.44 million km) away from the Earth’s centre. Fortunately, the massive space rock will zip past the Earth. Relax, we are safe.
Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the Sun. The space rocks (asteroids) approach towards the Earth due to the gravitational forces that affect them. Asteroids can bring tsunamis, shock waves and flattening winds that could be catastrophic.
It is to be noted that asteroids, if hit Earth, 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 every few million.