On September 1, it is expected that a meteorite with a diameter of about 22 – 49m will pass by the Earth.
This is a statement from the US Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). According to NASA, meteors pass by at closer distances from Earth to the Moon.
Also according to NASA, with a speed of 8.6km / sec, a meteorite named 2011 ES4 will fly over the Earth at a safe distance and pose no danger because it is 45,000 miles from Earth. The 2011 ES4 meteorite was first discovered in 2011 and it flies over the Earth every 9 years. This time, it will fly closer to Earth at an estimated distance of 120,000km, which is 384,000km closer to the distance from Earth to the Moon.
Currently, astronomers around the world are tracking nearly 2,000 asteroids, comets and objects that could threaten Earth. Since meteors wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago, our planet has never had such a disaster. However, small asteroids still frequently fall to Earth.
According to NASA, no large asteroids or comets are likely to crash into Earth in the next few hundred years. However, the agency regularly checks the predicted flight paths of celestial bodies.