Airplane-size asteroids to pass close to Earth this week; here's all you need to know
NASA's JPL has identified five asteroids, ranging from the size of an airplane to that of a house, that will come close to Earth on June 4, 6, and 7. The asteroids are remnants of the solar system's formation and will approach Earth at distances ranging from 2.4 million to 6.7 million kilometers.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has identified asteroids that will come in close proximity to Earth in coming days. The asteroids, code-named 2023 HO18, 2023 JR2, 2023 JRE5, 2023 KW2, 2018 KR will come in close proximity to Earth on 4 June, 6 and 7 June, as per NASA JPL. The size of the four of these asteroids is size bigger than an airplane while one that of the size of a house.
As per NASA Asteroid Watch, about 32,103 all sizes of asteroids have been identified near-earth. 852 have been identified as asteroid larger than 1 km while 10,472 discovered are larger than 140 meters.
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