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Asteroid alert: NASA tracks two fast rocks flying towards Earth – Will the asteroids hit?

Asteroid alert: NASA tracks two fast rocks flying towards Earth - Will the asteroids hit? 1

“As of March 2019, we knew of more than 600,000 asteroids in our Solar System.

“Of these, around 20,000 are near-Earth objects, 800 of which are in ESA’s risk list, meaning that they merit close follow-up observations.”

Asteroid 2019 UH7

The first asteroid that will approach Earth on Wednesday is the Asteroid 2019 UH7.

First observations of the space rock were made on October 25.

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NASA has since designated UH7 an Apollo-type asteroid.

Apollo-type rocks fly on trajectories similar to Asteroid 1862 Apollo.

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