NASA spots football-stadium-sized asteroid rapidly approaching Earth

NASA is currently tracking an asteroid that is roughly the size of a football stadium as it approaches Earth.

The asteroid is nicknamed “Asteroid 2015 DR215,” and according to NASA Asteroid Monitoring Database, the asteroid will fly past Earth safely at a distance of 4,160,000 miles. It should be noted that if 2015 DR215 is classified as “Potentially dangerous object,That doesn’t mean it could collide with Earth. NASA classifies any space rock that’s within 4.6 million miles of Earth, or 19.5 times the distance to the Moon, as a potentially dangerous object.

Other criteria for an object to be classified as potentially hazardous include a diameter greater than 500 feet. As for DR215 2015, although the asteroid may be the size of a stadium, it will pose no risk to Earth as it will pass by on March 11 at an incredible speed of 19,000 miles per hour. Notably, this isn’t the first time 2015 DR215 has come close to Earth, as its last flyby was in March 2021. For more on that story, check out this link. here.

Jak Connor

Jak Connor

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