A giant 1.8km asteroid will graze Earth today | good vibes

A giant 1.8km asteroid will graze Earth today |  good vibes

For starters, do not panic: regardless of its 1.8km diameter (4 instances the Empire State Constructing, all the identical) the asteroid just isn’t harmful and can stay at an affordable distance from Earth. It’s nonetheless an distinctive occasion, since its subsequent passage close to us is scheduled for June 23, 2055.

It’s as we speak, due to this fact, at 4:26 p.m., that it’ll cross near the Earth, 4 million kilometers away. A distance that will appear huge to us, however in actuality a really small area on a cosmic scale. It’s the largest stellar object to cross close to Earth this 12 months, so it has been labeled as “doubtlessly harmful” by NASA if its trajectory had been to float.

To look at it, it will likely be essential to convey a telescope and look within the route of the constellation of Hydra, or go to The Virtual Telescope who will broadcast and touch upon the occasion dwell.

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