Space: Seven asteroids have hit Earth in recent days

Seven asteroids have passed close to the blue planet in recent days, between February 27 and March 5, including three that NASA has classified as “potentially hazardous.”

What is happening over our heads? Seven asteroids passed near Earth between February 27 and March 5, according to A Information from the Parisian.

Among these three were spotted by the US space agency, after they were classified as “potentially dangerous”. Thus, on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, two bodies the size of basketball courts passed, respectively, 4.8 and 3.6 million km from our planet.

On the night of Friday, March 3 to Saturday, March 4, a third asteroid the size of a football field approached 4.5 million km from Earth. As a reminder, NASA announced last January that the asteroid called 2023 BU, the size of a truck, closest to Earth, was measured at 3,600 km, much closer than many geostationary satellites orbiting the planet.

If the distances to which these asteroids recently approached Earth remain, NASA Closely monitor the tracks. In fact, in the event of a collision with another object, an asteroid could deflect and begin a race toward our planet.

Like the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA monitors various movements through assessment systems, in order to anticipate possible collisions and, if necessary, deploy the means to turn these rocky bodies.

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