Keeping distance with the Earth, many asteroids pass or come and go but one is daring to come close to the planet – closer than moon on September 1.
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Scientists recognized it namely as Asteroid 11 ES4 so the space rock will be mere 121,000 kilometers from the Earth as it shoots past the planet next week.The moon is 384,400 kms far away from the Earth.
This asteroid will be the last one in this decade to come closer to the Earth. Another asteroid will 2008 DB will come within the same distance of the earth only after 2032, basically in another decade.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) database shows that the asteroid has made eight close approaches since 1987 but none as intimate as next week.
- Asteroid 11 ES4, which is approaching the Earth will be closer to the planet than even the Moon on September 1.
- This will be the asteroid’s closest proximity to the planet till date.
- The next asteroid who will get this close to Earth will only show up 12 years down the line
Asteroid 11 ES 4’s closest approach
|Date||Distance from Earth|
|10 September 1987||20,368,150 kms|
|27 February 1994||39,115,642 kms|
|23 September 2004||65,568,944 kms|
|13 March 2011||4,268,643 kms|
|27 November 2011||55,565,337 kms|
|10 September 2012||26,499,097 kms|
|4 March 2019||22,653,322 kms|
|14 December 2019||55,773,685 kms|
The asteroid will not affecting earth and it’s surface.