Representatives from NASA report that 3 large asteroids will fly past Earth next week. Their flight falls on September 2-3. General estimates represent objects with a coverage of 54–820 m in diameter. This suggests that at least two of them belong to the category of potentially hazardous (POAO).
POAO - asteroids (or comets) with a size of 140 m, approaching our planet in the range of 0.05 a. e. (7.5 million km). The first of the three objects - 2001 RQ17 will rush on Sunday at a distance of 7.4 million km with a diameter range of 80-180 m. That is, this object is capable of being larger than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London or four double-decker buses.
The other two will arrive on Monday. The larger one is 2015 FP118, covering 350-820 m. NASA believes that its strike on the planet can lead to horrible cataclysms. But it is worth rejoicing, as he will rush at a safe distance of 12 lunar distances. 2018 QA - the smallest (54-120 m) and is close to 6.7 million km. All three asteroids belong to near-Earth objects.
Space rocks will fly away at a safe distance from the Earth
The distance between the Earth and the asteroids seems huge, but this is an insignificant gap on a cosmic scale. It is worth recalling that recently NF23 approached us - a giant asteroid that surpasses the Pyramids of Giza in size. It flew past August 29, with a distance of 4.8 million km.