Asteroid Terror: Space Rock 2019 SH3 Came Dangerously Close To Earth TODAY, Our Planet Narrowly Escapes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 September 2019, 11:23 AM
Asteroid 2019 SH3 Came Dangerously Close To Earth today (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)
Asteroid 2019 SH3 Came Dangerously Close To Earth today (Photo Credit: Pixabay.com)

Asteroids, asteroids and asteroids! Now-a-days, you must be hearing a lot about the space rocks that are small, rocky objects. Well, a large number of asteroids are hovering all around the Earth and we might get hit too sooner or later. Recently, News Nation reported that a pair of deadly asteroids (space rocks) dubbed as 2019 QY3 and 2017 KP27 had zip past the Earth. And today also, Earth had a close encounter with an asteroid (space rock) identified as 2019 SH3. Yes, you read it right. Fortunately, asteroid 2019 SH3 failed to collide with our planet or else massive casualties would have occurred. 

Asteroid 2019 SH3 came dangerously close to the Earth today at around 7:00 am (IST). During its closest approach to the Earth, asteroid 2019 SH3 was travelling at a speed of 31,675mph (50,976kph). It measured somewhere between 62.3ft to 137.8ft (19m to 42m) in diameter. 

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It is to be noted that although asteroids orbit the Sun like planets, they are much smaller than planets. The celestial bodies 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 Earth will extinct 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.  
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First Published: Monday, September 30, 2019 10:19 AM
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