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Asteroid As Large As Qutub Minar To Fly Past Earth On Diwali
15/11/2020 12:03 AM | Click to read full article
Four asteroids are expected to whiz past Earth, this Diwali. Even though NASA has termed two of these four asteroids as “potentially hazardous”, they will be flying at a massive distance away from Earth.
Asteroid 2020 TB9 is the smaller of the two and will fly at a speed of 21,600km per hour. While asteroid 2020 ST1 is expected to be as large as the Qutub Minar, it will fly past the Earth at 7.3 million km away.