An asteroid with a diameter between 22 and 49 meters will shoot pass Earth in a distance closer than Earth from the Moon on Tuesday. It poses no danger of actually hitting Earth. #PlanetaryDefense experts expect it to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away on Tuesday Sept. 1,” NASA Asteroid Watch posted Saturday on its Twitter account. This time, it will be closer to Earth than before with an estimated distance of 1.2 lakh km, closer than that of the Moon. It was first discovered in the spring of 2011 and passes by Earth every nine years.
Planetary Defense experts expect the asteroid to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away on September 1, NASA said. According to NASA, asteroid 2011 ES4 is a NEO (Near-Earth Object), which will help scientists to study the history of our solar system. The asteroid is expected to travel at 18,253 miles per hour (29,375 km) when it flies by the Earth. It can be very difficult to observe the asteroids passing close to Earth with a naked eye. The Near-Earth Objects are asteroids and comets that are prodded through the gravitational attraction of the adjacent spheres into the orbit of the sun.