Its length is twice the length of the Burj Khalifa and 17 times the speed of a bullet... a huge planet is approaching Earth today!
Today, an asteroid is approaching Earth, twice the length of the Burj Khalifa, and it is considered the largest asteroid that approached the planet in 2022.
According to data from NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, asteroid 1989 JA is estimated to be 1.7 kilometers long.
An asteroid of this size can cause widespread destruction upon its collision with the Earth, but the probability of it colliding with the Earth is very weak, because today, 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.
According to the "Russia Today" website, Frank Marches, chief planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, said that the asteroid's flight speed 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.
The astronomer Eleanor Helen of Palomar Observatory in Southern California had 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 "pose a danger to Earth" because it is among the asteroids of the Apollo group, which can Its orbits intersect with the Earth's orbit.
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