The biggest space rock to pass by Earth this year will approach inside some 1.25 million miles (2,000,000 km) of our planet on March 21, NASA said Thursday.
The US space organization said it will permit cosmologists to get an uncommon close gander at a space rock.
The space rock, 2001 FO32, is assessed to be around 3,000 feet in breadth and was found 20 years prior, NASA said.
“We know the orbital way of 2001 FO32 around the Sun precisely,” said Paul Chodas, overseer of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. “There is no way the space rock will draw any nearer to Earth than 1.25 million miles.”
That is generally 5.25 occasions the distance of the Earth from the Moon yet at the same time close enough for 2001 FO32 to be delegated a “possibly perilous space rock.”
NASA said 2001 FO32 will pass by at around 77,000 miles each hour quicker than the speed at which most space rocks experience Earth.
“Presently, little is thought about this article, so the exceptionally close experience gives an extraordinary chance to gain proficiency with an incredible arrangement about this space rock,” said Lance Benner, head researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
NASA said space experts desire to improve comprehension of the space rock’s size and a harsh thought of its organization by concentrating light reflecting off its surface.
Novice stargazers in the southern side of the equator and at low northern scopes ought to have the option to see this space rock utilizing moderate size telescopes with gaps of in any event eight crawls in the evenings paving the way to the nearest approach, however they will presumably require star diagrams to discover it.”
NASA said in excess of 95% of close Earth space rocks the size of 2001 FO32 or bigger have been classified and none of them gets an opportunity of affecting our planet over the course of the following century.