2014 JO25, the kilometre wide meteor will pass the earth on April, 19. Due to its immediacy to earth, the object has been designated a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) by the Minor Planet Center. According to the Express, for the first time, the asteroid will come so close to the earth in 400 years and will not be seen this close to the planet for another 480 years.
NASA said: “The next known flyby by an object with a comparable or larger diameter will occur when 800-meter-diameter asteroid ‘1999 AN10’ approaches within one lunar distance in August 2027.”
In 2013, space experts and the scientists were failed to spot the Chelyabinsk meteor flying towards the earth before it headed to ground in Russia. The light from the meteor was brighter than the Sun. It damaged more than 7,00 buildings and injured more than 1,000 people.
An estimated 15,000 tonnes of meteoroids, micrometeoroids and different forms of space dust enter Earth’s atmosphere each year. Mostly, all meteoroids contain extraterrestrial nickel and iron.
Interestingly, most meteoroids come from the asteroid belt. The fastest ones move at about 42 kilometres per second through space in the environment of Earth’s orbit.
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