An Asteroid named 2021 AF8 is heading in the 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 labeled 2021 AF8 as a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” due to its predicted shut pass with Earth and have been carefully watching its trajectory.
This asteroid has scientists nervous as its diameter is about 328 meters which is roughly the dimensions of a soccer subject. Although 2021 AF8 is way tinier than the big asteroids which have handed by the Earth but it surely has develop into topic of grave concern as it would cross the orbit of the earth.
The US Space Agency mentioned that this Asteroid AF8 is way smaller than different massive asteroids which have handed by the Earth in area, 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 shouldn’t be new. There are 13,999 Apollo class asteroids accounting for simply 1.3% of the whole quantity in area.