The Apollo-class asteroid 441987, also dubbed 2010 NY65, will closely approach Earth on 24 June, according to NASA’s tracking table.
The space rock is measured at between 140 and 310 metres, based on the way it reflects lights, and is estimated to be a small object in NASA’s terms. However, it will approach our planet at a speed of 12.98 kilometre per second, coming as close as 0.02512 astronomical units to Earth.
NASA’s CNEOs has been tasked to thoroughly observe all asteroids closely approaching our planet within 0.05 astronomical units, or around 7.5 million kilometres. 2010 NY65 is no exception to this rule, as it will fly past the Earth on the early morning of 24 June at a distance of 3.7 million kilometres.believe that all asteroids that are close to one kilometre in size can inflict significant damage on our planet due to the secondary effects, such as tsunamis, they can create, even from a great distance.