An Asteroid named 2021 AF8 is heading in direction of earth with a velocity of roughly 9 Km per second. This asteroid is an Apollo-class asteroid meaning its orbit will cross earth’s orbit.
NASA JPL has categorized 2021 AF8 as a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” due to its predicted shut pass with Earth and have been intently watching its trajectory.
This asteroid has scientists anxious as its diameter is about 328 meters which is roughly the scale of a soccer discipline. Although 2021 AF8 is far tinier than the big asteroids which have handed by the Earth however it has turn into topic of grave concern as it would cross the orbit of the earth.
The US Space Agency stated that this Asteroid AF8 is far smaller than different giant asteroids which have handed by the Earth in house, however it’s nonetheless very harmful.
Scientists are keeping track of the asteroid and stating that it’s going to pass the earth by May 4.
The strategy of asteroids and crossing the Earth’s orbit is just not new. There are 13,999 Apollo class asteroids accounting for simply 1.3% of the overall quantity in house.