NASA says Asteroid is Approaching Earth

NASA is keeping its eyes on yet another close approach asteroid set to buzz by Earth on Friday.

Asteroid 2015 DR215 is approximately the size of a stadium, and NASA expects it to fly past Earth around 4.1 million miles out.

The next close approach asteroid will fly by Earth tomorrow

NASA’s Asteroid Watch has its eye on 2015 DR215, as well as several other asteroids set to fly past our planet over the next few days.

NASA's asteroid watch is eyeing 2015 DR215, along with several other asteroids set to fly past our planet in the next few days. 2015 DR215 is expected to fly by Earth in early hours of 11 March, 2022.

While an asteroid this size could cause damage to Earth if it collided with the planet, the fact that it will pass over 4 million miles away should keep us perfectly safe from it.

This isn’t the first time that an asteroid big enough to damage Earth has flown by our little planet recently. We saw the similarly sized asteroid 4660 Nereus pass by the Earth back in December.

Then, in January, the latest asteroid to pass by the planet will be even closer than 2015 DR215.

When this close approach asteroid flies by, it will pass the Earth at around 19,000 miles per hour. NASA has deemed the asteroid as a “potentially hazardous” entity.

The 2015 DR215 shouldn't pose too much of a threat. As such, the potentially dangerous notation should only be seen as a label for NASA's classification system.

How NASA plans to protect Earth against asteroids?

It's great to see asteroids safely passing by us up close and all, but what happens when the Don't Look Up events become a reality? 

That’s why NASA is working on a program to fight back against asteroids that might threaten Earth.

NASA is currently testing D.A.R.T, and we’re expecting to see some results from those tests later this year.

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