Asteroid approaches Earth 2020 GE; NASA revealed speed, size and proximity

NASA has revealed that a large bus-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth and will make its closest approach on September 8, 2023. It is named Asteroid 2020 GE.

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Updated: Sep 05 2023 5:57 PM IST


According to NASA, asteroid 2020 GE is approaching Earth at an incredible speed. The data reveals that this asteroid is about to make its closest approach to our planet. (pixabay)

1/5 According to NASA, asteroid 2020 GE is approaching Earth at an incredible speed. The data reveals that this asteroid is about to make its closest approach to our planet. (pixabay)

The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reports that 2020 GE is rapidly approaching Earth at a speed of 5035 kilometers per hour and is scheduled to make its closest approach on September 8, 2023. (NASA)

2/5 The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reports that 2020 GE is rapidly approaching Earth at a speed of 5035 kilometers per hour and is scheduled to make its closest approach on September 8, 2023. (NASA)

According to data shared by NASA, asteroid 2020 GE is expected to approach Earth at a distance of 5,720,000 kilometers. While this may seem like a considerable distance, in the vastness of space, it is small. (pixels)

3/5 According to data shared by NASA, asteroid 2020 GE is expected to approach Earth at a distance of 5,720,000 kilometers. While this may seem like a considerable distance, in the vastness of space, it is small. (pixels)

Asteroid 2020 GE is 26 feet wide, about the size of a small bus. This asteroid belongs to the Apollo group of near-Earth objects. (pixabay)

4/5 Asteroid 2020 GE is 26 feet wide, about the size of a small bus. This asteroid belongs to the Apollo group of near-Earth objects. (pixabay)

According to NASA, the space rock is not classified as a hazardous material. Generally, asteroids larger than 492 feet and coming closer than 7.5 million kilometers to Earth are considered dangerous. (pixabay)

5/5 According to NASA, the space rock is not classified as a hazardous material. Generally, asteroids larger than 492 feet and coming closer than 7.5 million kilometers to Earth are considered dangerous. (pixabay)

Date of first publication: Sep 05, 5:48 PM IST


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