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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