Incoming: Series of ‘near-Earth’ asteroids hurtling past our planet this week | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Incoming: Series of ‘near-Earth’ asteroids hurtling past our planet this week

Between Wednesday and Sunday, 11 space rocks are due to whizz past our planet at varying distances. The largest of the Near Earth Objects (NEOs) is believed to be up to 140 meters (160 feet) wide, according to asteroid monitors.

Three such space bodies are due to pass on Wednesday alone, while Saturday will see four zoom by, according to NASA data. The largest of the incoming batch, an asteroid called 2019 SX5, is expected to pass on Thursday.

NEOs are comets and asteroids whose orbits bring them relatively close to our planet. You can rest assured that all of the 11 due to swing by in the coming days are expected to pass us safely.

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