Largest asteroid to come closest to Earth at 124,000 kmph

The largest asteroid to visit Earth in 2021 is passing by our planet on Sunday (March 21) at a speed of about 124,000 kmph. Although this speed is faster than the speed at which most asteroids encounter Earth, there is no threat of a collision with our planet, NASA said earlier this month. The reason for the asteroid’s unusually speedy close approach is its highly inclined and elongated (or eccentric) orbit around the Sun, an orbit that is tilted 39 degrees to Earth’s orbital plane,” NASA said

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