A 7,080 Foot Wide Asteroid Is Hurtling Towards Earth TODAY

Nine space rocks heading past Earth today

Monday several asteroids are heading their way past Earth, tracked by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
The solar system has been a violent place ever since the Sun formed 4.6 billion years ago. Our little neck of the woods in space was once littered with meteors, comets and debris all crashing into each others and our planets, leaving impact craters. On Earth, these craters have been covered up or destroyed due to erosion, weather, or tectonic plates movements.
NASA Researchers have now used data from a Moon probe, and found that 290 million years ago, the rate of impacts increased dramatically, and it’s still ongoing.
Just one major impact with Earth could cause extinctions like the one that ended the dinosaurs 66 million years ago and created the Chicxulub crater in Mexico. That asteroid is estimated to have been a full up to eighty-one kilometers across, and it caused the end of the Creataceous-Palogene era in a mass extinction event kiiling 75% of animal species.
The study comes as 9 asteroids are heading past Earth today, the closest one dubbed (2019 CN2), measuring 21 feet to 46 feet in diameter and traveling at 7.91 kilometers per second. It misses Earth by just 350,013 miles, and won’t return until Wednesday Oct 23, 2024. The biggest asteroid passing today is ‘417581 (2006 VA3)’ which is travelling at 32 kilometers per second (71,005 mph) and measure 3,166 feet to 7,080 feet across. Thankfully it is estimated to miss us by 27,091,180 miles this time around, but it will return in February 2021.

  • Asteroid 417581 (2006 VA3) is 3,166 feet to 7,080 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 27,091,180 miles.
  • Asteroid (2011 AM37) is 10 feet to 22 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 46,088,008 miles.
  • Asteroid (2014 QU362) is 120 feet to 269 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 24,401,496 miles.
  • Asteroid (2015 BN509) is 632 feet to 1,413 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 7,836,042 miles.
  • Asteroid (2016 CB30) is 174 feet to 389 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 42,983,988 miles.
  • Asteroid (2016 GS220) is 240 feet to 537 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 35,326,932 miles.
  • Asteroid 511684 (2015 BN509) is 632 feet to 1,413 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 7,836,048 miles.
  • Asteroid (2005 CL7) is 1,048 feet to 2,344 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 29,201,256 miles.
  • Asteroid (2019 CN2) is 21 feet to 46 feet in diameter and is passing by Earth at a distance of 350,013 miles.