This week, an asteroid larger than a Boeing 747 jet will cross Earth’s orbit.
NASA astrophysicists are tracking an asteroid between 36 and 81 meters in diameter, which is 1,180 times the wingspan of an aircraft. NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Objects has announced that asteroid 2020 RK2 will come close to us next week. The crossing of our planet’s orbit will occur on October 7.
The asteroid was first spotted by astronomers last month. It is classified as an Apollo asteroid, meaning a crossing orbit. Scientists reassure that the object will fly past us without risks.