FIVE asteroids will come past Earth TODAY and come within two million miles at speeds up to 53,000 miles per hour
- The largest of the asteroids is no less than 100 meters wide
- There will be three more flying around the earth tomorrow, and more next week
- The closest asteroid is still at arm's length – 1.9 million miles away
According to NASA, five asteroids will come close to Earth today.
The largest of them could measure more than 300 feet wide – corresponding to the Big Ben or Statue of Liberty – and the fastest travels at more than 53,000 mph.
Although the asteroids are closest, they are only about 3 million kilometers from the Earth, but they are considered by NASA to be near passes.
NASA has named the asteroids, in order of estimated size, 2019 TW6, 2019 TA1, 2019 TE2, 2019 TP5 and 2019 TM7.
NASA data shows that the largest asteroids are up to 100 meters wide – about the height of London's Big Ben or the Statue of Liberty – while the smallest is only 45 meters wide (stock image)
The largest and fastest, TM7, is estimated to be between 148 and 328 feet (45-100 m) and travels at around 53,687 miles per hour (24 km per second).
The smallest is meanwhile TW6 which measures between 45 and 101 feet (14-31 m) and moves at 11.185 mph (5 km per second).
NASA classified the events as & # 39; close approaches & # 39; of & # 39; Near-Earth Objects & # 39; and displays them all on her websites.
They occur regularly – there are three tomorrow and then Friday next week.
The largest of the asteroids that will pass today, TM7, is between 148 and 326 feet wide – the upper end of the estimate is approximately equal to the height of the Big Ben or Statue of Liberty
The closest passing asteroid of today's fate is 1.9 million miles from Earth, The Mirror reported, so there is no real risk of causing damage.
For scale, the moon is 388,400 km (384,472 km) away – so the asteroid will be seven times farther.
According to the European Space Agency (ESA), according to the European Space Agency, 878 asteroids are currently at risk of hitting the earth in the next 100 years.
The agency added that an impact from even a small asteroid could lead to & # 39; serious destruction & # 39; and, to reduce the risk of a collision, the ESA and several other groups started looking for asteroids together.
They also develop technology to ward off space stones and will discuss potential tactics at various meetings throughout Europe.
HOW DOES NASA STEP UP ITS EFFECTS TO STOP VERY ASTEROIDS WITH EARTH?
The US government is stepping up its efforts to protect the planet against incoming asteroids that can destroy entire regions & even continents.
The National Science and Technology Council issued a 20-page report on June 21 calling for improved detection, tracking and deflection of asteroids.
The initiative, supported by NASA, federal emergency officers and the White House, aims to coordinate efforts over the next 10 years to identify and respond to potential threats in the Earth's environment should they occur.
Near-Earth objects (NEOs) include all asteroids and comets that orbit within a 30 million-mile radius of the Earth, NASA said.
The US government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet against incoming asteroids that can destroy entire regions & even continents (stock image)
Although the chance of an asteroid impact can be low, the effects can be cataclysmic.
For the time being, scientists know that no asteroids or comets are coming at us. But you could stalk us – and that's why the government wants a better plan.
NASA's planetary defense official, Lindley Johnson, says scientists have found 95 percent of all near-earth objects that measure a kilometer (two-thirds of a mile) or greater.
But the hunt is still on the remaining five percent and smaller rocks that can still do great damage.
The new document, titled & # 39; the national Near-Earth Object Preparedness strategy and action plan & # 39 ;, set five strategic goals to reduce the risk of an asteroid attack.
These include better methods for detecting and tracking objects, improved modeling, the development of technologies to ward off NEOs, more international cooperation in this area and the preparation of emergency procedures.
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