On Thursday, an asteroid called 2019 OK, traveling at almost 15 miles a second, came unusually close to impacting Earth. The asteroid passed by about 43,500 miles away — closer to Earth than our moon is. It was one of the closest known approaches of an asteroid to Earth since we started closely tracking the movements of objects in space.
If you had binoculars and knew exactly where to look, you could have briefly seen 2019 OK in the sky.
ESA (European Space Agency) just released a video showing over 14000 such asteroids orbiting around Earth’s Solar System. In case you aren’t already aware, there are over millions and millions of asteroids that exist in our space. Astronomers are constantly analyzing and observing these asteroids in space with the help of satellites and other advanced scientific instruments. And ESA (European Space Agency) just released a video showing over 14,000 such asteroids orbiting around Earth’s Solar System. Continue at Source: Stunning Video Shows Over 14,000 Asteroids Orbiting In Earth’s Solar System
Meteorites can strike the moon and cause bursts of water to shoot up out of the ground.