NASA says 46-foot asteroid among 5 space rocks headed toward Earth today reveals speed, size, proximity and more


NASA keeps a close eye on any asteroid that comes close to Earth as it could pose a threat to our planet. Check out these 5 asteroids that are approaching Earth today, October 7:

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updated on: 07 October 2023, 20:46 IST


Asteroid 2023 TR1: An asteroid the size of a car is expected to approach Earth on October 7, according to data revealed by NASA JPL. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 108,000 kilometers. The width of this asteroid is 12 feet. It is coming closer to the Earth at a speed of 71961 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)

1/5 Asteroid 2023 TR1: An asteroid the size of a car is expected to approach Earth on October 7, according to data revealed by NASA JPL. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 108,000 kilometers. The width of this asteroid is 12 feet. It is coming closer to the Earth at a speed of 71961 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)

Asteroid 2023 TB1: Named as 2023 TB1, this asteroid is also expected to approach Earth on October 7, 2023. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 261,000 kilometers. The width of this asteroid is 15 feet. It is expected to move towards the Earth at a speed of 33682 kilometers per hour.. (Pexels)

2/5 Asteroid 2023 TB1: Named as 2023 TB1, this asteroid is also expected to approach Earth on October 7, 2023. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 261,000 kilometers. The width of this asteroid is 15 feet. It is expected to move towards the Earth at a speed of 33682 kilometers per hour.. (Pexels)

Asteroid 2023 TD1: This house-sized asteroid has been designated as 2023 TD1 by NASA. Data has shown that the width of this asteroid is 46 feet. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 893,000 kilometers. It is expected to come close to Earth on October 7. It will travel towards the Earth at a relative velocity of 62939 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)

3/5 Asteroid 2023 TD1: This house-sized asteroid has been designated as 2023 TD1 by NASA. Data has shown that the width of this asteroid is 46 feet. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 893,000 kilometers. It is expected to come close to Earth on October 7. It will travel towards the Earth at a relative velocity of 62939 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)

Asteroid 2023 TK: It is a house-sized asteroid measuring 43 feet across. It is expected to come close to Earth on October 7. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 2.21 million kilometers. It will go closer to the Earth at a speed of 17624 kilometers. (Pixabay)

4/5 Asteroid 2023 TK: It is a house-sized asteroid measuring 43 feet across. It is expected to come close to Earth on October 7. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 2.21 million kilometers. It will go closer to the Earth at a speed of 17624 kilometers. (Pixabay)

Asteroid 2023 TD: This asteroid is about the size of a bus. This asteroid is 31 feet wide. It is expected to reach close to Earth on October 7. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 3.41 million km. It will move towards the Earth at a speed of 33848 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)

5/5 Asteroid 2023 TD: This asteroid is about the size of a bus. This asteroid is 31 feet wide. It is expected to reach close to Earth on October 7. Its closest approach to Earth is estimated to be 3.41 million km. It will travel towards the Earth at a speed of 33848 kilometers per hour. (Pixabay)

First publication date: 07 October, 20:46 IST



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