New Delhi: Asteroid 2020 KA6, will safely fly by the earth within distance of 0.02987 astronomical units on Friday, 05 June 2020.
According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the object 2020 KA6 that would hurtle by Earth on June 5 ranges in 12m-28m in diameter.
There is no danger of the asteroid hitting Earth during its upcoming visit while scientists believe that the asteroid will burn out in the atmosphere.
On June 5 and June 6, total five asteroids will fly by the earth.
The largest asteroid named ‘163348 (2002 NN4)’ which is estimated to be between 250m and 570m in diameter would fly by Earth on June 6. This huge asteroid would fly at a distance of 50.9 lakh km from Earth.
Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun, but their orbits bring them into Earth's neighbourhood - within 30 million miles of Earth's orbit.
Most of the rocky asteroids originally formed in the warmer inner solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, while comets, composed mostly of water ice with embedded dust particles, formed in the cold outer solar system.