NASA Shares Image Of Asteroid That Will Fly Past Earth This Week
1998 OR2 will fly past Earth on Wednesday, and ahead of its passing, scientists from the Arecibo Radar have shared a stunning photo of the space rock. The asteroid, dubbed 1998 OR2, is predicted to measure between 1.8 km - 4.1 km in diameter. At the higher end of that estimate, it means the space…
"Is It An Asteroid?" Nigerians Question Strange Explosion In Akure
Earlier in the month of March, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that an asteroid will fly over the earth. This asteroid was referred to as large and potentially hazardous. The asteroid called 2012 XA133 was set to pass Earth on Thursday, March 26 [March 27 in Nigeria] at a speed of 53,000mph. However, with a…
House-sized asteroid will come ‘very close’ to Earth 6.42pm today
The space rock, dubbed asteroid 2012 TC4, is about 30-100 feet (10-30 metres) in size, and will fly by at just one-eighth of the distance between Earth and the moon on Thursday, October 12.
Big asteroid to flyby Earth on September 1
A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1, 2017.