A huge asteroid is approaching Earth

(MENAFN– Akhbar Al Khaleej)

An asteroid is approaching Earth, twice the length of the Burj Khalifa in the Emirate of Dubai. This asteroid is considered the largest asteroid that approached the planet in 2022, according to data from the Center for Object Studies NASA’s Near Earth, Estimated Length of Asteroid 1989 JA By 1.7 km. An asteroid of this size can cause extensive damage when it collides with Earth, but the possibility of a collision with Earth is very weak, because on Friday it will approach our planet at a distance of four million kilometers, and this is equivalent to Ten times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Frank Marches, chief planetary scientist at the Institute of SETI The flight speed of the asteroid is about 48 thousand kilometers per hour. This speed is 17 times faster than the speed of a bullet in the air. That is, it can orbit the Earth in 45 minutes. Astronomer Eleanor Helen of Palomar Observatory in Southern California discovered this asteroid in 1989 .. Therefore, scientists know it well, and its orbit has been accurately determined by specialists, and in light of this, it can be That “poses a danger to Earth” because it is among the asteroids of the Apollo group, which can intersect its orbits with the Earth’s orbit.


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