Another Apollo asteroid measuring almost the height of New York’s Rockefeller Center is due to make a flyby of Earth this week.
We appear to be entering a region of space with a much higher density of cosmic debris. Dangerous times!
The potentially hazardeous asteroid 2019 UN12 is estimated to measure between 110m-250m (360-820.21ft) and will whizz past the Earth on Wednesday at a whopping 64,467mph (103,750kmh).
The good news is that the rock from the asteroid belt poses no immediate threat to life on our planet as it will fly by Earth at a fairly safe distance of 892,294 miles (1,436,008 km), farther than many of the space rocks in recent weeks.
Why isn’t more attention being paid to the sheer number of NEOs?
Why do we discover always more moons orbiting around Jupiter and Saturn?
We enter a region of space with a much higher density of cosmic debris…. Really dangerous times. [SOTT]