Jun 20, 2024, 08:55 AM IST

AI imagines how 210 ft yacht-sized asteroid approaching Earth looks like

Mahipal Chouhan

Asteroid 2024 LJ Near Earth: NASA has identified asteroid 2024 LJ, about the size of a commercial airliner, passing near Earth on June 22, 2024.

Safety Assurance by NASA: Despite its proximity, NASA assures there is no threat from asteroid 2024 LJ as it passes by Earth.

Close Approach Details: Traveling at 66,584 KMPH, asteroid 2024 LJ will make its closest approach to Earth at a distance of 2.1 million miles on June 22, 2024.

Astronomical Safety: The 2.1 million miles distance from Earth is considered safe in astronomical terms, confirmed by NASA.

Monitoring Importance: Monitoring asteroids like 2024 LJ is crucial for understanding the composition and history of our solar system.

NASA's NEO Program: NASA's NEO monitoring program, led by CNEOS, plays a vital role in detecting and tracking celestial bodies such as asteroid 2024 LJ.

International Cooperation: International cooperation and advanced technology are essential for NASA to detect and mitigate potential asteroid threats to Earth.

Beta Pictoris System Study: Recent asteroid collisions in the Beta Pictoris system, studied with Spitzer and James Webb telescopes, reveal new insights into its formation.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports