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A large asteroid — four times the size of the Eiffel Tower — is approaching Earth and will fly by on March 4, Roscosmos reports.

A large asteroid 138971 (2001 CB21) is approaching Earth. The cosmic object has a diameter of about 1.3 kilometers, which is 4 times the size of the Eiffel Tower … The asteroid will fly close to the planet on March 4, according to the statement.

Roscosmos also showed an animation of his flight. As Roscosmos explains, the animation was made by employees of the Institute of Applied Mathematics. Mstislav Kiełdysz of the Russian Academy of Sciences thanks to the Altai telescope. However, the maximum To bring the celestial body closer to our planet At a distance of 4.8 million km, which excludes the possibility of a collision. This distance exceeds 10 distances between the Earth and the Moon.
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