However, considering its current path, the asteroid will pass at a distance roughly ten times the distance between the Moon and the Earth. Asteroid 2012QL2 will go 42 million miles from Earth on Monday. Asteroid observers at US-based space agency NASA have revealed the space rock is now traveling at 10.5 kilometers per second, or 23,666 mph, with all that speed and size of 120m nearly a London Eye, sized rock it holds some real devastating energy. It measures 53 to 120 m in width. Huge size, fast speedThe size of this asteroid is also quite large.
Known as 2020 QL2, the asteroid is over 30.48 cm (393 feet) in diameter which is wider than two professional American football fields put together. Not only its size, the speed with which it will cross the earth is also fantastic in itself. However, despite this, the likelihood of this asteroid colliding with Earth is extremely low. Such speeds mean the asteroid could travel from the United Kingdom to NY more than eight times in an hour.
It is usually price noting that even when an asteroid collides with the earth, it begins to interrupt and burn because it enters the ambiance of the earth, which is unlikely to trigger a lot injury. Comparable fears have been expressed by scientists for Asteroid 2018VP1, which goes to return to Earth a day earlier than the USA presidential election.
If a high-speed space object is believed to approach almost 46.5 lakh miles from Earth, then it is considered risky by space organizations. NASA's Sentry System is already monitoring these threats.
The near-earth object with its massive size and close proximity, however, has no chance of hitting our homeworld, assured NASA.