An asteroid 5 times larger than Burj Khalifa is approaching Earth


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Agency announced NASA An asteroid 5 times larger than Burj Khalifa will approach Earth next Wednesday. The diameter of this asteroid, which is called 52768 (1998 OR2), ranges between 1.8 and 4.1 kilometers.

According to NASA, a rock will approach The space From Earth at about 10:56 GMT on Wednesday, April 29th, then it will be 3.9 million miles from Earth, and while this distance seems very far away, it has been classified by NASA as a “close approach.”

According to the British “Mirror” website, during its passage to Earth on Wednesday, the asteroid will have an amazing speed of about 19,438 mph – roughly 9.5 times faster than the bullet.

“The asteroid 1998 OR2 will pass safely on Earth at a distance of 3.9 million miles / 6.2 million km on April 29, and astronomers who study steroid using radar keep a safe distance – from each other! Just another,” NASA said in a tweet posted on its official Twitter account. Another day for defensive defense. “

If you want to watch the asteroid’s landing event on Wednesday, the Virtual Telescope project in Rome will host a free online demonstration of the asteroid on April 29, 2020.

Fortunately, the chances of a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth are very low, however, NASA has not ruled out the chances of an asteroid colliding in the near future, as NASA discovers about 30 new objects close to Earth (NEOs) every week, and in the beginning of 2019 it discovered more than 19,000 objects.

However, the space agency warned that the catalog of near-Earth objects is incomplete, which means that an unexpected effect can occur at any time, and NASA explained: “Experts estimate that the effect of an object the size of an object that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013 – is about 55 feet (17 meters) – occurs once or twice a century, and the effects of larger bodies are expected to be less frequent (over centuries to thousands of years), however, due to the incompleteness of the current NEO catalog, an unexpected effect can occur – Like Chelyabinsk Event – at any time.

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