Normally when we bring you news about space rocks that are about to make a “close approach” to Earth it only is concerning a single asteroid.
It’s just rare for more than one asteroid to fly by at close proximity to our home planet in the same week.
This week, however, there will not be just one asteroid passing by Earth, there will be SEVEN Near Earth Objects (NEO), as they are referred to by NASA, buzzing our planet.
The first of the seven asteroids to say hello to Earth this week is an Asteroid 62 to 144 feet wide named 2020 RV2.
This Apollo class asteroid will have already zipped by at approximately 9,305 mph by the time you read this, having made its pass at 5:56 p.m. ET on Monday.
The second asteroid, 2020 RR2, which measures between 69 and 154 feet across, will be flying by Earth at around 9,126 mph on 10:55 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
Asteroid number three, 2020 RK2, is a biggun at up to 272 feet across, will make its 14,943 mph pass by our planet at approximately 9:12 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Then, a few hours later, Asteroid 2019 SB6, which is between 39 to 85 feet across in size, will blow by Earth at a speed of around 16,957 mph at 6:23 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Asteroid 2020 SR6, which is estimated to be anywhere from 66 to 144 feet across, follows next with an approximately 11,766 mph fly by at 12:39 a.m. ET on Thursday.
Then, Asteroid 2020 SX3, the fastest and largest of the seven asteroids flying by Earth this week at 24,337 mph and between 131 and 289 feet across respectively, which will cross paths with Earth (hopefully) at 6:15 a.m. ET on Thursday.
And finally, Asteroid 2020 RO1, estimated to be between 72 and 164 feet across, is the slowest of the seven space rocks at “only” 7,181 mph, and it will make its closest approach to Earth at 12:14 p.m. ET on Friday.
While still considered to be “potentially hazardous,” none of these seven asteroids is expected to make impact with Earth. Which is good because (a) if they were there is nothing we could do about it, and (b) that would be a problem…
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Previous asteroid news…
• NASA tracking 17,000 mph asteroid that will have an ‘extremely close’ encounter with Earth this week
• Another asteroid set to blast by Earth closer than the moon at 38,000 mph this week
• A giant asteroid is getting ready to skim by Earth closer than the moon at 18,000 mph
• Three major asteroids deemed ‘near Earth objects’ will be zooming by Earth over the next few days
• NASA is tracking a ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ as big as a skyscraper flying by Earth
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• Heads up, there is an 1,100 foot wide asteroid heading our way and it’s going to get very, very close
• Did you feel that? 4 asteroids just buzzed Earth, one only a third of the distance from here to the moon
• Researchers now believe massive interstellar object discovered in 2017 was ‘ripped’ from an alien planet
• Alien expert believes he’s uncovered a extraterrestrial base on an asteroid in NASA image
• NASA is tracking a monstrous asteroid on Earth approach with the potential to wipe us all out
• Head for the bunker, NASA is tracking a giant asteroid on earth ‘approach’
• Heads up, a pack of asteroids is hurtling towards Earth at speeds of up to 27,500 MPH this weekend
• Russia plans to build a base on the moon to track asteroids on a collision course with the Earth