Not all objects in the universe are considered dangerous to humanity and our planet Earth. However, asteroids, known as near-Earth objects, can sometimes be dangerous to the planet due to their size and if they collide with Earth. Therefore, NASA continuously monitors their movements to deal with these threats in time.
Recently, the research organization expressed concern stating that a large Asteroid The 99-footer is rapidly approaching Earth today, February 25, 2023. However, the asteroid poses no serious threat to Earth because it will not come too close to the planet, according to NASA. Here are the details you need to know about the 99-foot asteroid 2023 CG1.
Asteroid 2023 CG1: Speed, Distance, and More
According to information shared by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an asteroid named 2023 CG1 is currently moving towards it. Earth And will pass close to the planet today. The asteroid is about the size of an airplane—99 feet. It is moving at a speed of 23328 km per hour and will make its closest approach to Earth at a distance of 5820000 km. Also, the asteroid belongs to the Apollo group. Asteroidaccording to NASA.
How NASA Studies Asteroids
The research organization uses its telescopes and observatories like NEOWISE to track and study asteroids. It also uses a variety of ground-based telescopes such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) located in the Antofagasta region of Chile’s Atacama Desert.
Another near-Earth asteroid today
According to JPL, in addition to the 99-foot giant, another asteroid named 2023 DK is also heading toward Earth today. The 28-foot asteroid, about the size of a bus, will make its closest approach to the planet at a distance of 2,520,000 km.