2000QW7 is an asteroid nearly the size of world's tallest building hurtling through space at 79,847 (49,904). It will zoom past Earth again in September 2019. The collision risk estimated non-existent, according to NASA. 2000 QW7 is designated with the number 467317 and is part of the Amor family of asteroids.
Where is Asteroid 2000 QW7 now?Space in 3D Web App
2000 QW7 circles the sun in an large orbit that occasionally crosses Earth's. Currently it's 247,045,941 (165,045,941) from us, getting 0 closer to us every second. It flies past Earth at an incredible speed, at 23,111 km/h (14,361 mph). Earth has infrequent encounters with this asteroid and its orbit is currently not classified as a collision risk. The next encouter between Earth and this asteroid is Sat, Sep 14, 2019 when 2000QW7 will pass by Earth at 5,300,000 km (3,300,000 mi). This is about 14 times the distance between the Earth and the moon. The asteroid is currently 19,324,670 (12,007,793) from it's rendezvous with earth.
Since last night 2000QW7 is 531,068 km (331,917 mi) closer to us. Since you started looking at this page it is 0 km (0 mi) closer to us.
Will it hit or miss Earth?
Fortunately we'll be able to observe minor planet number 467317 from a distance as it passes earth. It's currently approaching at a a breathtaking speed of 32,624 (20,390).
Astronomers get excited about this pass as it will be a great opportunity to observe an asteroid that large from such a close distance. Scientists have observed small asteroids at that distance from earth, but it doesn't happen very often that an asteroid as large as 2000 QW7 passes this close to earth. We might be able to get information on it's size, shape and maybe even the interior.
The first time the asteroid was discovered as it flew past earth was in the year 2000. After 2000 QW7 approaches earth in September 2019, it will be away from earth until another close approach in 2038.
Potentially hazardous asteroids are defined as space objects that come within 7.5 million km or 4,6 million mi of Earth and measure more than 140 metres (460 feet) in diameter, according to NASA.
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