2020 is about to end, but still no surprises. NASA reported that some asteroids are approaching Earth this week. Of which two of them will pass closer to the Moon, while the rest have already been recorded on their way near our planet.
Specifically, the two asteroids will pass less than 385,000 kilometers away. This was explained by the space agency’s Astreoid Watch report.
Should we be worried? Well, the nearest asteroid will pass about 57,100 kilometers away. It is named 2020 XX3, which has a diameter of 6.8 meters. It will happen on December 18.
On the same day, XF3 2020, with 30 meters in diameter, will pass 6,970,000 kilometers from our planet.
Until December 20, the asteroids 1997 XE10 and 2020 XY4 will also approach Earth.
It should be noted that yesterday three asteroids passed quite close to our planet. First was the 2020 10-meter XF4, which was approaching 343,000 kilometers from Earth.
Then, the largest of the three asteroids: 2020 VY1, with a diameter of 24 meters, passed with a distance of 5,070,000 kilometers.
The third is the XS5 2020, with a diameter of 16 meters and an approximation of approximately 3,170,000 kilometers.