Potentially hazardous asteroid approaching earth: NASA

Potentially hazardous asteroid approaching earth: NASA

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, January 14

A potentially hazardous asteroid is travelling towards earth and is likely to cross the planet’s path on Saturday, according to NASA.

According to the agency, the asteroid—163373 (2002 PZ39)—will approach earth at 11 am GMT on Saturday.   

According to the Express UK, the asteroid is moving towards the earth at a very high speed—at 57,240 km per hour. Since it has a diameter spanning 3,280 feet, the asteroid is extremely large in size. According to the report, NASA said it is bigger than even the largest man-made structures.   

 “Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth,” according to a NASA statement. 

 

Top Stories

No change in UGC's university exam schedule, Centre says student evaluation key

No change in UGC's university exam schedule, Centre says student evaluation key

CMs of Punjab, Bengal, Delhi have urged PM Modi to review th...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Both admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital

Covid: Govt advises cautious use of Remdesivir; flags potential harm to liver, kidney

Covid: Govt advises cautious use of Remdesivir; flags potential harm to liver, kidney

Investigational therapies to be carried out only in proper h...

India’s Covid tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases; death toll climbs to 22,123

India’s Covid tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases; death toll climbs to 22,123

Saturday was the eighth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases ...

Delhi cancels all upcoming semester, final exams of universities

Delhi cancels all upcoming semester, final exams of universities

Sisodia said Delhi government’s decision did not concern the...

Cities

View All