The Earth is approaching a potentially hazardous asteroid

К Земле приближается потенциально опасный астероид

The asteroid in the representation of the artist

The size of the asteroid is comparable to a skyscraper, and, according to various estimates, ranges from 0.5 to 1.2 kilometers. It moves at a speed of about 34 miles per second.

To the Ground 4 Feb as close as possible to the potential threat of asteroid 2002 AJ129, according to NASA

However, even at the moment of the closest approach distance is ten times greater than the distance from the earth to the moon.

The size of the asteroid is comparable to a skyscraper, and, according to various estimates, ranges from 0.5 to 1.2 kilometers. It moves at a speed of about 34 miles per second.

The asteroid 2002 AJ129 klassificeret as “potentially dangerous,” however, the probability of Earth impact is zero.

On December 16, a large asteroid Phaeton closer to Earth. A celestial body with a diameter of about five kilometers flew 10 million miles from our planet, which is 27 times the distance from earth to the moon.

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