NASA: A 140-foot asteroid is heading for Earth, just days after the horror asteroid hit the planet

NASA revealed that an asteroid has already terrifyingly hit Earth. Now, NASA has warned of a 140-foot-wide asteroid heading in that direction.

Terrifyingly, just hours before an asteroid hit Earth, NASA realized it was on a collision course with Earth and would almost certainly collide. The asteroid strike, on November 19, lit up the skies over southern Ontario, Canada, as people looked on in amazement. The asteroid that hit Earth is named 2022 WJ1. Fortunately, it didn’t harm anyone, but NASA scientists report that it “spread across the sky high in Earth’s atmosphere, shattered, and likely as a small meteor splashed onto the southern shore of Lake Ontario.” Surprising fact? The asteroid was discovered just three and a half hours before impact. The reason for the happy ending is that this asteroid was about 1 meter (3 feet) across. NASA has revealed that a 140-foot asteroid is approaching Earth.

NASA is tasked with the task of tracking all NEOs such as asteroids and comets that can survive passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and pose a threat to Earth. NASA’s JPL Monitor informs about upcoming potentially hazardous asteroids in advance. The next fearsome asteroid will come tomorrow and travel at a terrifying speed of 39,204 kilometers per hour. This asteroid is called 2022 WO4 and has a diameter of 150 feet. NASA’s Asteroid Watch Dashboard data shows that this asteroid will approach Erath by 2.61 million miles. So, is it dangerous on Earth?

NASA determines whether or not an asteroid is a potentially dangerous asteroid based on its closest approach, which must be within 4.6 million miles or 7.5 million kilometers of Earth and have a size of more than 150 meters. Thus, Asteroid 2022 WO4 is a potential threat to Earth. This is why NASA is watching this upcoming asteroid with great interest. The likelihood of this asteroid flying close to Earth is good, and the chances of it veering anywhere close to Earth, like the one that crashed two days ago, are slim at the moment.

did you know

Did you know, just like this last asteroid tracked before hitting Earth, the first such asteroid was discovered in 2008? It was the asteroid 2008 TC3 that entered the atmosphere over Sudan and broke into small pieces. It was an asteroid 13 feet across or 4 meters across that scattered across the Nubian desert into hundreds of small meteorites.

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