NASA closely tracks the paths of more than 1.3 million asteroids and 3,886 known comets that are permanently traveling through our solar system, some of them very close to Earth in spatial terms.
Precisely, according to information from the NASA “Asteroid Watch” application of the “Eyes on Asteroids” program, This Tuesday, September 12, 2023, five asteroids of different sizes will pass close to Earth on its long journey through our solar system, without endangering the planet.
The first of these is the 2023 RC1 with a size of 6.5 meters and at the closest point to the Earth, which will happen at 00:55 this Tuesday, it will be 1.2 million kilometers away.
The second asteroid is 2020 RT2, 8.1 meters in diameter. This space object will travel through our space neighborhood 4.2 million kilometers from Earth, a distance that will reach about 1:29 am.
slightly bigger, asteroid 2023 RO1 is there which will pass 2.5 million kilometers from Earth at around 2:35 am.
The fourth asteroid that NASA is closely monitoring is 2023 RR a space body measuring 49.5 meters, the size of an Olympic swimming pool, which at 9:48 pm on Tuesday, September 12, will be 6.6 million kilometers away.
Finally, asteroid 2023 RH2 is there a 59.7 meter rock that will pass 4.3 million kilometers from Earth around 11:34 pm this Tuesday.
To have a reference to the distance where these things are, The Moon is 384,000 kilometers from Earth, while the James Webb Space Telescope is 1.5 million kilometers away..
This shows that, although they seem like great distances, in spatial terms these asteroids will be somewhere close to Earth. However, its journey does not represent any risk to the planet.