An asteroid about one kilometer wide will pass Earth on January 18, next Tuesday, according to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, which tracks comets and potentially dangerous asteroids that have the potential to collide. Information from CNN Brasil.
The approaching object is known as 7482 (1994 PC1) and was discovered in 1994, according to NASA. It is about 1931 million km away from our planet and is moving at a speed of 76,192 km / h.
No one expects 7482 (1994 PC1) to hit Earth, but it’s the closest asteroid it will reach in the next two centuries, according to space agency projections. The bridge is expected to be completed on Tuesday, January 18 at 18:51 GMT.
The largest asteroid to pass on Earth is 3122 Florence (1981 ET3), which flew and did not hit our planet on September 1, 2017. It is estimated to be between four and 8.4 kilometers wide and passes again. Near Earth on September 2, 2057.
While 7482 (1994 PC1) is unlikely to be visible to the naked eye, amateur astronomers with a small telescope should be able to spot it, according to EarthSky.
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