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Massive 150-foot asteroid approaching Earth on April 6: NASA warns
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Massive 150-foot asteroid approaching Earth on April 6: NASA warns

| @indiablooms | 04 Apr 2023, 12:12 am

As many as five asteroids are approaching Earth with two of them making their closest approaches to the planet on Monday,  the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a statement.

This comes after NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory noted that Earth will have some relatively close encounters with asteroids in the coming days.

Following are the asteroids approaching Earth as per NASA:

Asteroid 2023 FU6: A small 45-foot asteroid is making its closest approach to Earth today at a distance of 1,870,000 km.

Asteroid 2023 FS11: The 82-foot aeroplane-sized asteroid will fly past Earth by a close margin of 6,610,000 km today.

Asteroid 2023 FA7: A 92-foot asteroid the size of an aeroplane will make its closest approach to Earth at a distance of 2,250,000 km on April 4.

Asteroid 2023 FQ7: On April 5, a 65-foot house-sized asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at a distance of 5,750,000 km.

Asteroid 2023 FZ3: This is the largest asteroid with a size of an aeroplane projected to pass by Earth on April 6. The 150-foot-wide rock is hurtling towards Earth at a speed of 67656 kmph and will make its closest approach to Earth at a distance of 4,190,000 km.

However, the asteroid is not a potentially hazardous threat to Earth.

According to NASA, these asteroids are left over from the formation of the solar system.

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