Asteroid 2020 ND Passing Earth Today Live News Update: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) informed that a huge asteroid “Asteroid 2020 ND” will move past Earth, today, July 24. NASA said that Asteroid 2020 ND is about 170 metre-long and will be as close as 0.034 astronomical units (5,086,328 kilometres) to the Earth. It is said that the asteroid is travelling at a high speed of 48,000 kilometres per hour. NASA also said explaining the asteroid in a statement that the distance from the Earth categories this asteroid as “potentially dangerous”.
“Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth. Specifically, all asteroids with a minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) of 0.05 au or less are considered PHAs,” NASA said in a statement.