‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid to fly past earth in February
As per reports from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA, a "potentially hazardous” asteroid will fly near the earth on 4 February.
The asteroid will travel past our planet at a speed of more than 1 lakh Kmph. The NASA scientists have stated that the asteroid is 1.1-km-in diameter.
The asteroid has been named 2002 AJ129 and will fly by over 10 Earth-Moon distances away, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 384,400 km.
It is not expected to hit the planet however, in case of an impact the global average temperatures may fall by 8°C.
2002 AJ129 is the largest rock to fly past Earth this year in space.