Asteroid (File Photo)
Asteroids, asteroids and asteroids. Asteroids (Space rocks) are small, rocky objects that orbit the Sun. The space rocks (asteroids) approach towards the Earth due to the gravitational forces that affect them. Asteroids can bring tsunamis, shock waves and flattening winds that could be catastrophic. A large number of asteroids are hovering all around the Earth and we might get hit too sooner or later. Yes, you read it right. Recently, many giant asteroids including 2019 OK, 2019 OD, 2015 HM10, 2019 OE, 2019 NN3, 2019 MB4, 2019 MT2, and others approached towards the Earth, fortunately did not hit our planet and we are safe. No one knows what our future will be. It is said that Earth will reach to its end one day and one of the possible reason for this could be an asteroid. Well, the life on the Earth may come to an end in this month (September) as four gigantic asteroids identified as 2019 GT 3, 2010 CO1, 2000 QW7 and 1998 FF14 will dangerously approach towards our planet.
Asteroid 2019 GT 3 - September 6
The 170-380 metre asteroid named as 2019 GT 3 will zoom past Earth on September 6, 2019.
Asteroid 2010 CO1 - September 14
The 120-260 metre asteroid named as 2010 CO1 will zoom past Earth on September 14, 2019.
Asteroid 2000 QW7 - September 14
The 290-650 metre asteroid named as 2000 QW7 will zoom past Earth on September 14, 2019.
Asteroid 1998 FF14 - September 24
The 190-430 metre giant asteroid named as 1998 FF14 will zoom past Earth on September 24, 2019.
It is worth mentioning here that we are still lucky as the chances of these asteroids hitting Earth are nil. According to a report published by spacetelescope.org, there are more than 7 lakh asteroids that have been found in space. Asteroids are mainly found in an area called the ‘main belt’, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.