Today (20th), according to the British heat, etc., NASA revealed that a 1.5-km long asteroid named '1997 BQ' is close to the Earth at dawn on the 22nd of Korea time at around 67,000 600 km / h.
There is no fear of collision.
Looking at the predicted orbit, the distance to the closest to Earth is 6.2 million km, which is 16 times the Earth-Moon distance.
In fact, NASA stipulates that the approach to the Earth's 120 million miles (approximately 190 million km) is the 'near Earth' (NEO).
These astronomical objects, such as asteroids, meteors, comets, and meteorites, are constantly monitored for emergencies such as collisions.
The 1997 BQ approaching Earth was put on surveillance on January 16, 1997 as a result of orbital analysis.
Astronomers are tracking about 2,000 asteroids and comets, and new ones are being discovered every day.
1997 BQ is an elongated asteroid and is estimated to be about 1,500 m long.
It is three times the tallest Lotte Tower in Korea (555m) and twice the Burj Khalifa (830m), the world's tallest building in the United Arab Emirates.
This asteroid revolves around the Sun between Venus and Jupiter, entering the orbit of Earth and Mars.
The Earth has not suffered any destructive orbits from the celestial bodies after the asteroid impact that caused the dinosaurs to exterminate 66 million years ago.
However, on June 30, 1908, there was a collision with a hundred-meter-long object that had turned a vast forest near the Tunguska of Siberia into ash.
NASA, fortunately, predicts the trajectories of the NEO's being monitored, so far, there are no potential conflicts.
Giant asteroid passes near Earth
A huge asteroid orbiting the sun will soon pass near the Earth, the United States Aeronautics and Space Administration says. Today, according to Thesun, UK, NASA revealed that a 1.5-km long asteroid named '1997 BQ' is close to the Earth at dawn on the 22nd of Korea time, at about 6,600 km / h.