Three asteroids have been found in close proximity to Earth, two of which are potentially dangerous and huge enough to be “planet killers,” but don’t worry, says a NASA specialist, they aren’t likely to harm us.
The three asteroids, which are part of a group located inside the orbits of Earth and Venus, were previously undetected through telescope owing to the glare and brightness of the sun, according to results published in the peer-reviewed Astronomical Journal on Monday.
According to the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, an international team of astronomers examined the asteroids using a dark energy camera from a Victor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope after waiting until dusk at a Chilean observatory.
According to researchers, the largest asteroid is the most dangerous object to pose a serious risk to Earth in the last eight years. Even though one of the asteroids, 2022 AP7, has an orbit that may someday cross Earth’s path, it is just around a mile across. However, according to the journal’s results, a timeline is questionable.