West News Wire: Beginning on Wednesday, five asteroids will pass close to Earth, but NASA doesn’t anticipate any danger to the globe. 

According to NASA’s Asteroid Watch dashboard, four asteroids the size of a plane, three the size of a home, and one the size of a bus will approach Earth between September 6 and September 12. 

On Wednesday, the asteroid known as JA5 will pass 3.17 million miles from Earth, according to NASA. JA5, a house-sized asteroid, was originally found in 2021 and measures about 59 feet. 

Two asteroids, QC5 and GE, will fly by Earth on September 8 at distances of 2.53 million and 3.56 million miles, respectively. In contrast to GE, which is the size of a small car, QC5 is about 84 feet tall and was discovered this year, while GE is the size of a bus at 26 feet and was detected in 2022, according to NASA Asteroid Watch data. 

According to NASA, the two further asteroids the size of an aeroplane are anticipated to pass Earth on September 10. According to NASA, the 68-foot-long asteroid QF6 and the 170-foot-long QE8 are both passing within 945,000 and 1.65 million miles, respectively, of Earth. This year saw the discovery of both asteroids. 

According to NASA, the average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles. 

Despite approaching Earth by 4.6 million miles, the asteroids do not represent a threat since, according to NASA, none of them are larger than 150 metres (492 feet). 

NASA did not immediately respond to reporters request for comment. 

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According to NASA Asteroid Watch, an asteroid between 140 and 310 feet in size safely flew past Earth in March. According to the agency, an asteroid of this magnitude only passes Earth once every ten years. 

By August 31st, NASA had uncovered more than 32,000 asteroids that were close to Earth. The space agency has found 10,541 asteroids larger than 140 metres (or 459 feet) and 853 asteroids larger than 1 km (or 0.62 miles). 

In the past 30 days, three asteroids have come closer to Earth than the moon. NASA reports that 10 asteroids have come closer to Earth in the last 365 days than the moon. 

The Asteroid Watch dashboard keeps track of asteroids and comets that make “relatively close approaches to Earth,” according to NASA. 


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