As per the reports, the ‘2023 BU’ is not very big in size. Same as a bus. What makes this interesting is its distance from Earth. NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) believes that in the last more than 100 years and in the coming years, ‘2023 BU’ is the fourth such asteroid, which will pass so close to the Earth. CNEOS has data of 35 thousand asteroids from the year 1900 to 2200.
It is also said that ‘2023 BU’ is half the size of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that hit the Earth in the year 2013. If you want, you can also watch it online while passing near the earth. Italy’s Virtual Telescope Project (VTP) will live stream it on Thursday.
Many people will have this curiosity that will the asteroid passing so close be visible even with the naked eye? According to reports, this asteroid is very small in size and will travel fast. Because of this it will not be possible to see it with naked eyes.
NASA says space rocks smaller than 82 feet could burn up upon entering Earth’s atmosphere. That is, there will be little or no harm to the earth from them. This asteroid orbits the Sun in 425 days and will next come close to the Earth on 6 December 2036.
For the latest tech news, smartphone reviews and exclusive offers on popular mobiles, download the Gadgets 360 Android app and follow us on Google News.
Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency/news feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor.