The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has cautioned that a 'huge space rock', greater than London Eye, is going towards Earth. The Asteroid was named Asteroid 2020ND by the space organization.
Space rock 2020ND will be approaching Earth in a couple of days and it is relied upon to make its nearest way to deal with the Earth on July 24. Space rock 2020ND is gigantic, estimating around 170 meters. According to space specialists, the Asteroid is "possibly perilous".
How huge is Asteroid 2020ND.?
According to NASA, the space rock that is moving toward Earth in a couple of days is accepted to be at any rate one and a half times the size of the popular UK milestone - London Eye. It is relied upon to be bigger than London Eye by very nearly 50 percent.
For what reason is the Asteroid Hazardous?
The space rock has been named as "possibly perilous" on the grounds that it will make a threateningly close way to deal with the Earth, particularly on July 24, when it will go in close vicinity to 0.034 cosmic units (AU) of our planet.
What are Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)?
Conceivably Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are at present characterized based on factors that measure the capability of the space rock to make undermining close ways to deal with the Earth. Consequently, all space rocks with a base circle crossing point separation (MOID) of 0.05 au or less are considered as PHAs.
Comets versus Asteroid
As indicated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and space rocks that have been pushed into circles by the gravitational fascination of close by planets, which permit them to enter the Earth's neighborhood.
Comets and Asteroids are to a great extent unaltered remainder flotsam and jetsam, which were made during the arrangement of our close planetary system around 4.6 billion years back.
What are Comets?
The four external planets, otherwise called gas goliaths Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune were framed from a bunch of billions of comets and the left over pieces from the development procedure are referred to today as comets.
What are Asteroids?
Space rocks are odds and ends extra during the underlying arrangement of the four internal planets, otherwise called rough planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars