Apr 5, 2023

4 Large Asteroids Are Whizzing Towards Earth. Here’s What You Need To Know

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Several asteroids are set to dash past Earth in the coming days, according to a list released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, close encounters that are almost certain to pass harmlessly and come days after the White House announced new plans to defend the planet against threats from space.

Two asteroids, one bus-sized and the other the size of a house, will make relatively close approaches to Earth on Wednesday, according to NASA’s Asteroid Watch Dashboard.

Three more, all approximately airplane-sized, are also set to whizz past Earth on Thursday, the agency said.

Three plane-sized asteroids—and one the size of a house—are set to pass close by Earth on Wednesday and Thursday, NASA said.

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