October 7, 2022


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A large asteroid is heading towards Earth.  NASA released a statement

A large asteroid is heading towards Earth. NASA released a statement

Tomorrow, NASA reported, our planet will pass by a large asteroid with a diameter of 780 meters at a speed of 37 thousand kilometers per hour. It’s an object marked by a number 418135 (2008 AG33). It’s twice the size New York City skyscraper, Empire State Building. Astronomers have been keeping a close eye on this cosmic rock since 2018.

it is expected that It will fly 3.2 million kilometers, which is 8 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Despite the fact that we do not need to fear this object, NASA has described it as potentially dangerous.

It is located about the distance that our planet will pass. Astronomers issue a warningWhen cosmic rocks approach us at a distance of less than 7.5 million km. Meanwhile, 418135 (2008 AG33) will be two times closer.

This body passes through the Earth every 7 years. The next flight is scheduled for May 25, 2029. Astronomers issue warnings because they’d rather be safe than sorry. In the future, the rock may change its flight path and endanger the Earth. NASA is implementing a project to protect our planet from space rocks. space control systems They track thousands of objects of different sizes.

Interestingly, this year astronomers will test techniques to neutralize asteroids that could threaten Earth. The historical experiment will be carried out under DART probe mission. if Kinetic impact on the asteroid It will change its orbit, humanity will have a technology that can save it from cosmic destruction.

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