Asteroid Is Approaching Our Planet, According to NASA

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NASA has recently detected an asteroid approaching Earth, and it’s big enough to cause an explosion in the sky.

We’re all thinking about the negative impact of the Coronavirus on our lives that it seems hard to believe that there is another potential danger on the horizon.

But NASA believes that an asteroid that is following an Earth-intersecting orbit will approach our planet on March 18 at 11:15 p.m. EDT, according to CNEOS.

Image credits NASA / JPL-Caltech.

The asteroid named 2020 EF is being monitored by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies and follows a wide orbit around the sun.

The 2020 EF will transit Earth from a distance of 0.04241 astronomical units. The object won’t cause any major trouble, such as an impact event, as it will probably break when entering the Earth’s atmosphere. 

However, the 2020 EF may cause an explosion in the sky, which, as we’ve previously witnessed in the 2013 meteor explosion of Chelyabinsk, may lead to cases of eye pain or temporary flash blindness.

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  1. radu stancescu

    March 20, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Actually the explosion was noticed close to Portland OR, we heard two noises and shook some houses.

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