A massive Asteroid bigger than Big Ben’s tower is expected to crash through Earth’s orbit this evening, according to NASA.
NASA reported this week that a massive asteroid called the 2021RL3 will be flying past the Earth later today.
In the same context, NASA astronomers indicated that asteroid 2021 SG was closest to Earth on September 16 at 20:28 UTC (4:28 p.m. ET).
In a statement, NASA said: “Asteroid 2021 SG has an estimated diameter of between 42 – 94 meters (138-308 feet). Its average diameter is 68 meters (223 feet). That’s in contrast to 17 meters for the Chelyabinsk meteor before it entered Earth’s atmosphere.”
According to NASA, at 42 – 94 meters in diameter, this asteroid is estimated to crash down to Earth over the next hours at a distance of just 1804.450 lakh kilometers—that’s closer than the Moon is to us!
In 2020, astronomers of NASA warned the people of the two spheres and raised concerns over the potential impact of a massive asteroid named ‘Apophis’, which is expected to pass extremely close to Earth by 2068.
But NASA later denied any concerns regarding such massive asteroid collisions on Earth for the next century.