WashingtonThe following week is scheduled to start with the asteroid passing near the Earth. The Astroid is going to pass the earth with almost the speed of 38,620 Kmph or approx 24000 miles per hour. within the distance of about 6.8 million kilometers away. Asteroid observers at US-based space agency NASA have revealed the space rock is now traveling at 10.5 kilometers per second, or 23,666 mph, with all that speed and size of 120m nearly a London Eye, sized rock it holds some real devastating energy. It's 53-120 m broad. It can be as big as two football pitches or the famous United Kingdom tourist spot, the London Eye.
As the CENOS has deemed the astroid as potentially Hazardous considering its size and its proximity from the earth, even though the asteroid stands no chance of hitting the Earth. Not only its size, the speed with which it will cross the earth is also incredible in itself. On the other hand, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are those that have the Earth Minimum Orbit Intersection Distance (MOID) of 0.05 au (or 7.4 million kilometres) or less and measure more than 460 feet in diameter. The Asteroid 2012QL2 will run at a speed of 23,668 miles per hour, which is 11.5 times more than the bullet speed.
How much risk of an asteroid? Similar fears have been expressed by scientists for Asteroid 2018VP1, which will come to Earth a day before the United States presidential election. Its size is as small as a vehicle.
If a high-speed area object is predicted to return near 46.5 lakh miles from Earth, then it's thought of harmful by area organizations. NASA's Sentry system already screens such threats.
The near-earth object with its massive size and close proximity, however, has no chance of hitting our homeworld, assured NASA.