A newly discovered small asteroid passing near Earth today will not be seen with the naked eye

Today, Monday, October 18, 2021, the globe will witness a transit asteroid A newly discovered small called 2021 TG14 with a diameter of seven meters, moving at a speed of 11.4 kilometers per second, and it will be at the nearest distance of 250,716 kilometers at 12:54 am GMT) and its apparent brightness (+19.87) so it will not be seen with the naked eye and there is no danger of it colliding with our planet .

And the Jeddah Astronomical Society revealed in a report that the asteroid 2021 TG14 is on the list of near-Earth objects, which includes any asteroid whose orbit intersects with the Earth’s. .

Based on the latest high-resolution orbital calculations, it has been confirmed that asteroid 2021 TG14 will approach on Monday the closest in the next 10 years.

If the asteroid 2021 TG14 is on a collision course with the Earth, it will disintegrate in the upper atmosphere of the Earth and will not have a serious impact on the safety of the inhabitants of the Earth.

Such opportunities are important to obtain more data on asteroids, such as the nature of their composition. These objects are like a time machine from the remnants of our solar system that retain many of the secrets of that era and can tell us more about the origin of our planet.

It is worth noting that small asteroids approaching Earth are likely to have their orbit affected by our planet’s gravity, an effect called “gravity assist” and used by space agencies to help propel spacecraft to various places in our solar system.


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