NASA has dire warnings that on September 1, 2020 we are set for a close encounter, when a 28-meter space rock – officially known as 2011 ES4 – is due to skim past Earth.
NASA has labelled it a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” because of possible risk it poses as even larger space rocks could be heading towards our Earth.
The asteroid in question, 2011 ES4, is expected to pass by Earth at a distance less than that between our planet and the moon, on 1 September, though, as the Daily Star points out, this space rock does not seem to be posing any threat.
Having mentioned “tiny fireballs” that exploded over Russia and Japan in 2013 and in 2017 respectively, as well as those that “have been falling all around the world” lately, “could be and is a sign according to scientists of larger objects that are incoming”.
The debris field that’s coming is a precursor to the bigger rocks that are coming behind it. “The little rocks, in an explosion somewhere in the cosmos, sent millions and billions of rocks headed in our direction.
News Punch / ABC Flash Point Cosmos News 2020.