Most importantly, the asteroid should pass safely and go its merry way.
In a year of exhilarating close asteroid approaches, 2020 SW is going to be plenty cozy. It is expected to be approximately 17,000 miles from Earth. This is closer than the typical orbit of television satellites.
WhileYou don’t have to worry about this last encounter. For comparison, At the beginning of this year we will reach our planet within a radius of about 7,000 kilometers.
The asteroid 2020 SW is quite delicate and measures between 4.4 m and 9.9 m in diameter. That we were informed of the arrival a full week in advance is a good sign that our asteroid spotting systems are working well.
So tune in and say hello before 2020 SW says goodbye.
The next fun. That will not signal the end of the world either. Even if it gets into our atmosphere, it will only dissolve.