NASA Tracking Multiple Asteroids Around Earth’s Orbit

NASA Tracking Multiple Asteroids Around Earth’s Orbit

Francisco Turcios, Reporter

NASA is tracking Asteroid “2021 NY1” alongside 17 other objects nearing Earth’s orbit. NASA predicts that asteroid 2021 NY1 will pass within 215,000 miles of Earth in mid-October. Asteroid 2021 NY1 is expected to be 3 times the size of the Statue of Lady Liberty (915’). According to the NY times, the last time an asteroid larger than 100 feet in diameter struck with Earth was in 1908. NASA states that the asteroid is set to be going 21,000 mph. Out of 24 other objects being monitored around the earth by NASA, NASA predicts that 2015 TQ21 will pass within 215,000 miles of Earth in mid-October.