Five asteroids head towards Earth; one the size of stadium

Five asteroids head towards Earth; one the size of stadium

The incoming asteroid is now being tracked by NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).

On June 5 and June 6, total five asteroids will fly by the earth.

It will be closer to the Earth than the first asteroid, and it will reach as close as 0.019 astronomical units to the Earth.

An asteroid the size of a house, 52 ft., will pass from 2.78 million miles away on June 05. It's a closer call than most asteroids, but still nothing to worry about, according to Allyson Bieryla, manager of the Harvard University Astronomy Lab and Clay Telescope. Now, after an initial bout of asteroids flying by close to Earth, this month is set to host yet another round of giant space rocks that will fly by Earth from relatively close quarters.

2002 NN4 is a comparatively tiny asteroid, but is the largest that will approach Earth in the coming days.

The space agency classifies asteroid 2002 NN4 as a "potentially hazardous object" because it is larger than 492 feet and traveling within 4.6 million miles of Earth. According to the trajectory of their orbits, there are three types of objects that can approach Earth: the so-called " Love "; the " Apollo", and the " Aton ".

"Specifically, all asteroids with a minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) of 0.05 au or less are considered PHAs".

NASA is now studying Asteroid Bennu, where its OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft arrived in 2018.

Researchers told the news outlet that asteroid will pass Earth at a safe distance on Saturday, June 6.

The last asteroid that will approach Earth on Saturday has been identified as 2020 LA.

But it's also close enough for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to track as one of the more than 100 "close approaches" that the space agency is monitoring for the rest of this year.

While the space rock will fly by safely, it has been classified as a "potentially hazardous asteroid" (PHA) due to its size and distance.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has never failed to surprise us with its warning against asteroids and comets that come very near to our planet.

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