According to the specialist, in 2022 there were 16 cases when small near-Earth asteroids discovered shortly before flew close to Earth.

“And two asteroids collided with the Earth.

One burned down over the Norwegian Sea, and the second over Canada.

A five-meter asteroid, even if it collides with the Earth, there will be nothing terrible.

If only you are lucky and it falls into the desert or on flat terrain, then it can be useful for science and we will get extraterrestrial matter for free, ”he said.

Denisenko said that this asteroid will fly past, on the night of 26 to 27 at 00:30 Moscow time, at a distance of 10,100 km from the center of the Earth.

“Such a close-flying asteroid was discovered at our observatory in the Crimea.

Gennady Borisov works wonders, in two months he discovered ten near-Earth asteroids.

This is more than all astronomers, amateurs and professionals, have discovered in the last five years.

Borisov does what others cannot do, ”added the astronomer.

Earlier, Russian astronomer Gennady Borisov said that asteroid 2023 BU with a diameter of about 5-6 meters will fly just a few thousand kilometers from Earth on Thursday, January 26.