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In March, an asteroid classified as "dangerous" will graze Earth

In March, an asteroid classified as “dangerous” will graze Earth

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An asteroid classified by NASA as “dangerous” will pass close to Earth on March 21. However the risk of collision is very low but scientists and activists can observe it in the sky.

This is a huge pebble that will go over our heads in the spring. The U.S. site says the asteroid 2001 FO32 will orbit the Earth next month Space.com. NASA has classified it as “dangerous” because of its size and proximity to its orbit with Earth, and the asteroid will travel about 2 million kilometers from our planet on March 21 at 5 p.m.

So no worries, according to the magazine the probability of an impact with the Earth at this distance is very low. Science & Wee. NASA says an asteroid is “dangerous” when it crosses Earth’s orbit or gets much closer than the latter, more precisely if it travels within 7 million kilometers.

Five times the size of the Eiffel Tower

However, good news for astronomers and astronauts is that the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is five times the width or size of the Eiffel Tower. R.D.L., Can be seen through the sky telescope. The diameter is estimated to be 0.767 to 1.714 km, which is 97% larger than other known asteroids. This is the largest asteroid to approach our planet this year.

First discovered in New Mexico twenty years ago, the 2001 FO32 is not only the largest but also one of the fastest asteroids on record. This is more than 34.4 kilometers per second Science & Wee, Or almost 124,000 kilometers at. This is 100 times faster than the speed of sound.

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