The cursed year 2020 is set with a new hurdle as after a pandemic, cyclones, earthquakes: 2020 has come equipped with destruction starter pack.
Asteroids have been flying past earth for the past few months.
Now, after an initial bout of asteroids flying by close to Earth, this month is set to host yet another round of giant space rocks that will fly by Earth from relatively close quarters.
One look at NASA’s Near-Earth Object (CEO) browser at the Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reveals a number of large space rocks, which will approach Earth in comparatively close range – starting from Saturday, June 6.
Twitteratis are back with their 2020 memes are are sharing their hilarious memes on the social media, have a look:
One of the user said:
The world is about to end and people have started trend #JusticeForChutki
Meanwhile corona virus, cyclone, asteroid and all pic.twitter.com/baJKkFH2ss
— Nawiqa (@nawiqa) June 4, 2020
Other user shared:
Congratulations! you have successfully made it to the end of May. welcome to jumanji level 6 : The Asteroid Attack Season pic.twitter.com/FYaBFkc8eA
— HAppyFeet🐧 (@qadri_taban) June 4, 2020
January 2020/June 2020 pic.twitter.com/klutpZQBwT
— Muppet History (@HistoryMuppet) June 5, 2020
At its closest, the asteroid will reach a distance of 0.034 AU, or 5.09 million kilometres. The asteroid 2002 NN4 is referred to as particularly deadly, since at its broadest part, it has a diameter of 570 metres – as big as the length of almost five football pitches put together, or Dubai’s Entisar Tower, slated to be the fourth tallest building in the world. During the fly-by asteroid 2002 NN4 will be at relative velocity of 40,140 kmph.
However, as of now, there is no reason to be alarmed – the distance at which asteroid 2002 NN4 is approaching Earth can be dubbed as safe. In fact, even at its closest point to Earth, it will be at a distance of over 13x the average distance between Earth and the moon.