'Potentially hazardous' Asteroid 2006 QQ23 is approaching Earth

Publish On: 05 Aug, 2019 01:55 PM | Updated   |   SJ Desk  

In this month we have seen couple of space rocks passed by the earth and on August 10, the Earth could witness another massive Asteroid fleeting flypast activity. Asteroid  2006 QQ23, which was labelled as “potentially hazardous” by NASA, is all set to approach towards the Earth. But the good news is, like others, thsi space rock will not collide with the Earth.

Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the Sun and it is believed that these space rocks approaches towards the Earth due to the gravitational forces and this space rock is1,870 feet in diameter.

This is the first time since 2001 that this asteroid will come this close to the earth. After its fleeting flypast, the asteroid is not expected to come near the earth until 15 February 2022.

According to NASA’s CNEOS, asteroid 2006 QQ23 will come within about 4.55million miles of the Earth and will be whizzing past at 10,400 miles per hour. The space rock will not hit the Earth.

It is likely to zip past the Earth from 4.55 million miles away. It is worth mentioning here that the distance may seem like there’s no risk at all but any fast moving space object that comes within around 4.65 million miles is considered to be "potentially hazardous" by the space organisations.