An asteroid, called NASA's Asteroid 2019 CG5, is expected to accomplish today the so-called "Earth Close Approach." NASA's asteroid trackers in the JPL in California narrowed the flight to about 6.35. GMT (UTC). As he shoots, the asteroid will reach a crazy speed of 19,953.5mph or 32,112kph. This means that the Asteroid CG5 covers more than 29,200 feet apart every second.
Fortunately, there is nothing to worry about, because even with a closer approach, the asteroid will lose more than 1 million km (2.28 million km) of Earth
The asteroid CG5 is the so-called "Ground object" (NEO), which means that its orbital trajectory is sometimes dangerously disturbed in Earth's orbit. Earth, but rarely they affect the planet.
NASA said: "When they rotate around the Sun, Earth's objects can sometimes approach the Earth.
Earth in the simulation of a fiery catastrophe
" Note that "close" The astronomical passage can be very distant in human terms: millions or even tens of millions of kilometers. [1
According to all standards, the CG5 seems rather dangerous, but is similar to the size of the asteroids, as it is known, caused significant damage in the past
Today's departure takes place the day after the anniversary of the incident in the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013.
Six years ago, a small asteroid 65.6 feet wide (20 meters) entered the atmosphere unnoticed from the Sun, and exploded over the Chelyabinsk region in Russia. a wide radius that injured more than 1,000 people and damaged more than 7,000 buildings.
Television programmer and general director of Planetary Society Bill Will said: "This is the anniversary of the influence of the Chelyabinsk meteorite, which was not a joke. Low probability is a very high consequence. "
Today, however, all the indicators suggest that the Asteroid CG5 will safely pass the Earth without plunge into our home world.
In the near future, according to NASA estimates, the CG5 will almost not be able to play the planet at a distance of about 0.01524 astronomical units (au).
One astronomical unit is equivalent to almost 93 million miles. km) or the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
Asteroid CG5 sharply reduces this reduction to 1,416 million kilometers from Earth.
This is approximately 5.93 times the distance from Earth to the Moon – 5.93 Lunar distances (LD).
After the asteroid leaves the Earth's outer space, it will make another visit in the afternoon of June 8, 2066.