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.