s based space agency has released some extremely accurate data on This asteroid, the most amazing of which is the very unusual distance at which 2020 tg 6 will safely reach earth today, at its closest position, the strangely named asteroid would be only 0.00092 astronomical units house only 85.519 miles from our planet, and although this might still seem Far away from others, this really is an extraordinarily close approach to the vastness of the ever expanding universe. To put this into context, the average distance between earth and the moon has 238 8555 miles 384 400 kilometers, but there is no danger of such mysterious cosmic debris. Colliding with our planet and furthermore, even if the asteroid were to collide with our world, it would no result in any destruction. This is due to its particularly small size, with asteroid experts at nasa, estimating it to be 31 feet. 9.5 meters in diameter. Such proportions mean 2020, tg 6 would incinerate in the arctic atmosphere or simply bounce off, depending on the space rock’s exact trajectory, but were the 11 688 miles per hour 18.81 kms speeding space rock to burn up in our blue planet’s atmosphere. It would probably delight astronomers and photographers. This is because explosions called fireballs or belieds are known to trigger such occurrences, where an extraordinary line can be seen flashing across the night sky. Another interesting thing about this asteroid is the sheer amount of nasa data that can be collected from such a small space rock until a decade or so ago.

Asteroid trackers could only make out such barreling bodies when they were at a minimum of 30 meters across, but with the ever improving technology at the legendary space, agency’s fingertips nasa is now able to make out surprisingly tiny asteroid, even smaller than a car. In fact, the smallest asteroid ever studied by nasa was a mere six feet: wide two meters space rock dub, 2015 tc 25. This pocket sized asteroid was spotted when it made a close flyby of earth in october 2015, but at the other end to the scale asteroids. Can be as unimaginably huge as the monstrous series which nasa estimates to be a mammoth 583 miles kilometers in diameter named for the roman goddess of corn and harvests. This behemoth is actually so huge. It is technically categorized by nasa as a dwarf planet. Fortunately, there are absolutely no indication series or any other dangerous asteroids are on a collision course anytime. In the foreseeable future, news of today’s near earth approach conveniently fits with nasa s, ambitious osiris rex asteroid sample news will be released early next week. The unmanned osiris rex is currently closely orbiting asteroid, bennu 200 million miles distant from earth. Asteroid bennu is particularly fascinating to space scientists because it contains material from the early solar system. In addition to life’s molecular precursors, the asteroid is estimated to be approximately as tall as the empire state building, and this monster could potentially threaten our planet late in 2021, with nasa calculating.

There is a one in minus 2700 chance of it impacting us. Thank you very much for watching the video. I hope you enjoy it now, if you like, the video gives it a thumbs up and share it with your friends for more interesting video subscribe to our channel and hit the bell icon for instant notification. That ways you won’t miss any videos from us also don’t forget to check out other video on our channel.