A 92 feet wide asteroid, named ‘Asteroid 2020 QW3’, will miss the Earth just by a few million miles on August 22, informed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The speed of the asteroid during the predicted incident would be 64,800 kmph.NASA said an asteroid, about 92 feet wide, will have a close encounter with the Earth on August 22.
The US space agency has confirmed that there is no possibility of the asteroid, which is three times the size of an aeroplane, colliding with the Earth.
Asteroid 2020 QW3 also orbits the Sun just like earth and takes 732 days to complete an orbit. Its distance from the Sun is 321 million kilometres, according to Sky.org.
Meanwhile, the asteroid’s distance from the Earth is estimated at 8.96 million kilometres.