8 kilometers per second; A massive asteroid will pass close to Earth on July 24

NASA says the stadium-sized asteroid will approach Earth on July 24. This fast-moving asteroid is named 2008 Go20. The asteroid travels at a distance of 8 km per second. According to NASA, the asteroid’s orbit is so fast that it can destroy anything coming in the opposite direction. The asteroid is reportedly being monitored by NASA. Experts say it is unlikely to hit the ground, although it will pass closer. But its orbit is included in the Earth hazard category.

In June, the Eiffel Tower-sized asteroid passed close to Earth. The asteroid was classified as a hazardous object, passing less than 4.6 million kilometers from Earth. Although their orbits are usually different, experts say that the Earth’s gravitational pull can sometimes change their orbits.

Meanwhile, China is preparing to launch more than 20 rockets to destroy the asteroid, which is expected to reach Earth in the next 60 years. Their target is the asteroid Benu, a 85.5 million ton (77.5 million metric ton) space rock that is expected to orbit 4.6 million miles (7.5 million km) of Earth’s orbit between 2175 and 2199. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The asteroid is as wide as the height of the Empire State Building in the United States, meaning it could be a catastrophic collision with Earth.

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