Asteroid wider than 2 football fields is dangerously close to earth
An asteroid wider than two football fields is ready to come dangerously close to earth in the August
Astronomers from NASA discovered the asteroid that is known as 2022 OE2, just a few days ago, on July 26.
Astronomers confirmed that this asteroid is an Apollo-class asteroid, which means it orbits the sun and crosses the path of Earth's orbit
The impact from an asteroid this large would release more energy than 1,000 nuclear bombs.
Asteroid 2022 OE2 is predicted to pass Earth at a distance of roughly 3.2 million miles (5.1 million kilometers)
This distance is more than 13 times the average distance between Earth and the moon
Earlier in July, the asteroid 2022 NF came within a mere 56,000 miles (90,000 km), that is about 23% the average distance between Earth and the moon
NASA monitors many near-Earth objects like this one and has estimated the trajectories of all of them beyond the end of the century.
According to NASA, the planet earth is not in any danger for next 100 years from the asteroids.