Asteroid 2020 QL2, Bigger Than a Football Field, to Fly by Earth on September 14


An Asteroid could be as big as the famous London Eye or bigger than a professional football field. The Asteroid is called Asteroid 2020 QL2. The expected diameter is around 120 meters or 394 feet, which could fly past our planet Earth on September 14, 2020.

NASA’s CNEOS (Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies) also confirmed that the Asteroid 2020 QL20 will fly past Earth at a speed of about 38,620kmph or 24,000mph and will be within a distance of 6.8million km or 42 million miles.

Asteroid 2020 QL20 could range anywhere between 53 meters and 120 meters in size said NASA. Makes it one of the largest rocks on the NASA’s Near-Earth Object (NEO) Earth Close Approaches list and as of now, it is traveling at 10.5 kilometers/second or 6.52 miles/second.

According to NASA, Asteroid 2020 QL2 is said to be “Potentially Hazardous” by NASA because of its size and close proximity to Earth. But, it has almost no chance of hitting the Earth.

Space objects that come within 0.05 astronomical units or 4.6 million miles and measure 140 meters or 460 feet or more in diameter are considered to be “Potentially Hazardous,” as per CNEOS (Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies).

Considering the Asteroid 2020 QL2 current path it follows, the asteroid will pass at a distance which is roughly around 10 times the distance between the Moon and the Earth. So there is no chance of the Asteroid 2020 QL2 hitting the Planet Earth.

As per NASA’s data, it says that Asteroid 2020 QL2 was first seen on August 14, 2020, and recently on September 3, 2020.

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