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NASA reveals aircraft-sized asteroid speeding towards Earth!

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Numerous asteroids make close trips to Earth on a daily basis. Although none of these asteroids which zoom past Earth at blistering speed actually hit the surface, they are still classified as Potentially Hazardous Objects due to the close proximity by which they make their close approach.

Now, NASA has warned that another asteroid is approaching the Earth soon. Although at the moment it is believed that the asteroid will make a safe passage across, things can change due to a slight deflection in the asteroid's trajectory as a result of interaction with Earth's gravitational field.Here's what NASA has revealed about this hurtling space rock.NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) has warned that the asteroid, named Asteroid 2019 BO2, will make its closest approach to Earth tomorrow, January 24, at a distance of 4.6 million kilometers.

Now, although the distance might seem a lot, it is relatively a small number in astronomical distances. In fact, the asteroid is already travelling towards Earth, at a blistering speed of 58345 kilometers per hour!

It is relatively large in size with a width of nearly 67 feet. This means the asteroid is almost as big as a commercial aircraft.According to the-sky.org, the Asteroid 2019 BO2 was discovered back on January 26, 2019.

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