Asteroid today: 100-foot Planet-killer space rock hurtling towards Earth! NASA alerts

Asteroid 2020 SK1 is heading for Earth today, September 22 at a blistering speed of 30,204 kilometers per hour. Asteroids are Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) which are often found orbiting the Sun in the main asteroid belt near Jupiter. Asteroid 2022 SK1 will make its closest approach to the planet at a distance of nearly 2.7 million kilometers. The asteroid takes almost 734 days to complete one orbit of the Sun, during which its farthest distance from the Sun is 295 million kilometers and nearest distance is 151 million kilometers.

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