“NASA Discovers Incoming Asteroid Speeding at Space Shuttle-like Velocity”
– NASA has identified an asteroid, designated as Asteroid 2023 QK5, that is approaching Earth and will make its closest approach on August 29. The asteroid is expected to pass by at a distance of 1.5 million kilometers, traveling at a speed of 24548 kilometers per hour, similar to the speed of a space shuttle.
– Although the asteroid, belonging to the Apollo group, is relatively small with a width of about 37 feet, it has not been classified as a Potentially Hazardous Object. However, even small asteroids can cause damage upon impact, as demonstrated by the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013.