Scientists say a stadium-sized asteroid named 2020XU6 will orbit closer to Earth this week. The asteroid is currently traveling at a speed of 8.4 kilometers per second. If such an asteroid hits the Earth, the result will be catastrophic, but NASA assures that there is nothing to fear.
The U.S. space agency, which regularly monitors Earth-threatening asteroids, has released a new report. Several giant space objects are reported to be approaching Earth this week.
A cluster of large space objects is moving closer to Earth. NASA reports that the largest of these asteroids is 213 meters (approximately 700 feet) in diameter. The stadium-sized asteroid 2020X6U, which travels through space at a speed of 8.4 kilometers per second, is expected to pass close to Earth on Monday.
This will be followed by other space objects, the 2020 BV9 (23 m in diameter), at a distance of 5.6 million km. The second will pass through 2021 CC5 (40 m in diameter) at a distance of about 6.9 million km from Earth. But all this is only one in fifty thousand likely to endanger the earth in any way.
English summary: NASA warns of a ‘stadium-sized’ asteroid approaching Earth