2 rocky storms as big as an airplane coming towards the earth, know about them
According to the information, ‘Asteroid 2022 QX4’ is a 140 feet size asteroid. It is going to pass close to our planet today. When it comes closest to the Earth, then the distance between the two will be about 11 lakh kilometers. This is a close approach. In comparison, the size of ‘Asteroid 2017 BU’ is about 100 feet. It will complete its journey by staying more than 37 lakh kilometers from the earth.
Both asteroids are not a threat to us, but scientists will monitor them till the end, because asteroids can change their direction anytime. These also worry scientists, because millions of years ago, due to the collision of an asteroid with our earth, dinosaurs were destroyed.
According to NASA, they are also called minor planets. Just as all the planets of our solar system revolve around the Sun, similarly the asteroids also revolve around the Sun. Asteroids are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our Solar System, about 4.6 billion years ago. Scientists have so far detected 11 lakh 13 thousand 527 asteroids.
Most asteroids are found in a main asteroid belt, which is between Mars and Jupiter. Their size can be from 10 meters to 530 kilometers. The total mass of all the asteroids discovered so far is less than that of the Earth’s Moon. The shape of most asteroids is irregular. Some are nearly spherical, while many appear oval. There are some asteroids that have their own moon. Many also have two moons. Scientists have also discovered double and triple asteroid systems, in which these rocks revolve around each other.