NASA Finds an Asteroid the Size of a Football Stadium That’s Heading Our Way

NASA Finds an Asteroid the Size of a Football Stadium That’s Heading Our Way

What’s for sure is that you don’t hear every day about an asteroid the size of a football stadium that’s approaching our planet. Earth is indeed fragile in the face of huge asteroids, whether we’re willing to accept it or not. Unfortunately, the Universe doesn’t care one bit about our perception in such cases.

A newfound asteroid the size of a football field is approaching Earth. If it hits, it would surely cause some significant damage. Whether it hits or not, the world should surely prepare for similar asteroids heading our way in the future.

Asteroid 2015 DR215 will safely miss us

2015 DR215 is the name of the asteroid in question, and NASA says that it will safely miss us, according to The flyby will happen at a distance of 4,160,000 miles.

NASA’s Asteroid Watch Database reveals more, while it states very clearly the following:

The Asteroid Watch dashboard tracks asteroids and comets that will make relatively close approaches to Earth. The dashboard displays the date of closest approach, approximate object diameter, relative size and distance from Earth for each encounter. The object’s name is displayed by hovering over its encounter date. Clicking on the encounter date will display a Web page with details about that object.

Another big asteroid, the one known as 2022 AE1, has been scaring many of us recently. While some were fearing that it might hit our planet, astronomers rapidly came to the compelling conclusion that we’re all safe.

Initially, the concern was that 2022 AE1 is on the path to hit Earth on July 2023, and it would have certainly been a bad result for us.

Lucky for all of us, it seems that humanity still has a lot more to flourish on this Earth and be all safe!

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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