A 111 foot huge asteroid is zooming towards Earth at speed of 22,000 miles per hour

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A 111 foot huge asteroid is zooming towards Earth at speed of 22,000 miles per hour

ISLAMABAD - A 111-foot huge asteroid is zooming towards Earth at a gut-wrenching speed of 22,000 miles per hour and will be 50 times closer to Earth than the closest neighbouring planet Mercury, according to the space agency’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS)

The asteroid will be making its close approach at around 6:53 pm EDT on Monday, which means at 4:23 am on Tuesday morning as per Indian Standard Time. The asteroid is poised to skim past our planet on its closest approach for 115 years.

The asteroid , 2019 TA7, has been classified by CNEOS as an Aten asteroid .

Like other Aten asteroids, 2019 TA7 orbits around the Sun. Occasionally, its orbit intersects with that of Earth as it reaches its farthest point from the giant star.

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