School Bus Size Asteroid To Safely Zoom Past Earth Over The Geosat

A school bus sized asteroid will safely pass away the earth on 26th September which named as 2020 SW. This space rock will travel about 22,000 miles above the planet surface at 7:12 AM EDT on Thursday on 26th September over the southeastern Pacific Ocean.


School Bus Size Asteroid To Safely Zoom Past Over Geosat


The asteroid 2020 SW discovered on 18th September by the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona in Tucson. According to its brightness NASA confirm that it's width is about 15 to 30 feet like a small school bus sized and it past over the Geosat satellite.


NASA said that asteroid will reach near the ring of geostationary satellites orbit which far from the earth is about 22,000 miles. After passing the earth it will continue its journey around the Sun.


This tiny space rock could impact on earth it only rise as a fireball in the sky then it will pass away the earth and again it come closer to planet in 2041. CNEOS's director Paul Chodas said that "There are a large number of tiny asteroids like this one and several of them approach our planet as close as this several times every year".