Another astronomical event due on June 5, Asteroid 2020 KA6 to safely fly by Earth
KATHMANDU: 2020 KA6, an Apollo asteroid, will fly by the earth inside a distance of 0.02987 au (astronomical items), which is about 4468488.398 kilometres, as we speak at an approximation of 5:41 pm Nepali Standard Time.
According to the specification of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the item 2020 KA6 has an estimated diameter ranging 12m-28m.
More objects, as many as 24, together with 2020 KA6, will cross by Earth within the month of June 2020, excluding these which have already handed in previous.
Among these objects, the most important asteroid named ‘163348 (2002 NN4)’ which is estimated to be between 250m and 570m in diameter would fly by Earth on June 6. This large asteroid would fly at a distance of 5093807.4973 km from Earth.
As NEO (Near-Earth Object) orbit the Sun, it will possibly often strategy Earth carefully. NEO is an asteroid or comet with a perihelion distance lower than or equal to 1.three au, of which 99% of NEOs are believed to be asteroids.
There is not any hazard of the asteroid hitting Earth throughout its upcoming go to whereas scientists consider that it’s going to burn out within the environment.