Asteroid 2023 DW has been found by NASA and will pass close to Earth in 2046 with a tiny possibility of colliding. Nevertheless, further observations are required to correctly establish its trajectory.
NASA has recently detected an asteroid named 2023 DW that is projected to make a close swing by Earth on Valentine’s Day 2046, with a 1 in 560 chance of colliding with our planet. The asteroid, which is roughly 165 ft. wide, could potentially cause regional devastation if it collides with Earth. Currently, NASA ranks the asteroid as a one on the Torino scale, indicating a routine discovery that poses no unusual level of danger. However, further observations and calculations are needed to determine its trajectory accurately. NASA’s successful Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) could be used as a defense system if needed in the future.