Three Different Asteroids Will Fly Close To Earth Tomorrow

According to NASA, three asteroids will skim past Earth tomorrow.  ‘2018 VS1’ is predicted to pass by Earth first.  It will skim our planet at a distance of just 861,700 miles at around 9:03am. This asteroid measures between 42 and 92 feet across and is not expected to hit our planet.  Just 16 minutes later, the largest of the three asteroids, ‘2018 VR1’ will fly by.  The space rock’s trajectory will take it to within 3.12 million miles of Earth. VR1, is up to 100 feet wide. The final (and closest flyby) of the weekend will see the object ‘VX1’ pass Earth at around 1:21pm. VX1 will shoot past Earth at a distance of just 237,037 miles, which is closer to us than the moon.  While that distance may seem huge, NASA classifies all three of these as close approaches. Unfortunately, you would need professional equipment to see these as they are too small and too far away to be visible to amateur equipment.

Photo Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory via screenshot

 

 

 

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