Two asteroids flew at a dangerous distance from Earth

By | September 17, 2020
Two asteroids flew at a dangerous distance from Earth

This week, two asteroids, one the size of a bus and the other the size of a car, flew at close range from Earth. This was reported by the Center for Near-Earth Objects Studies (CNEOS, a division of NASA).

According to CNEOS, the space objects flew on September 14 with an interval of two hours. The first asteroid 2020 RF3 flew at a distance of 94 thousand miles from Earth at 06:49 GMT. In two hours, the asteroid 2020 RD4 of smaller size flew along a similar trajectory at a distance of 106 thousand km. The object is represented by solid “rock” formations.

It should be noted that the distance between the Moon and the Earth is 385 thousand kilometers, so the distance of 94 thousand km. by space standards is considered close.