Three potentially dangerous asteroids are approaching the Earth. It is reported at the site of the Center for the Study of Near-Earth Objects at NASA.
It is indicated that the asteroids will approach the planet on December 25. The distance between the planet and the largest of them will be about three million kilometers. Its diameter is believed to be about 200 meters.
Asteroid 501647 (2014 SD224) last time approached the Earth in January this year. The next time it will pass by the planet in December 2021.
NASA classifies as “potentially dangerous” all space objects that are within 0.05 astronomical units and have a diameter of more than 460 feet (about 140 meters).
Roscosmos recorded 80 asteroid approaches to Earth in August, and 70 of them were not previously known. Another 10 were discovered between 2007 and 2018. One of the asteroids passed the Earth at a distance of eight thousand kilometers, while the others passed farther away.