A large asteroid, named NASA Asteroid 2019 JB1, is sent to Earth on the "Near Approach" trajectory. NASA's asteroid trackers counted a close fly in early morning hours on Monday, May 20. According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, the Asteroid JB1 will shoot around our planet at around 4.23 AM BST (3.23 UTC). And when an asteroid approaches the Earth, it will reach a dizzying speed of about 26.04 km / h or 58,349.8 km / h.
Asteroid JB1 is a type of "near Earth" or an asteroid NEO
. and a comet in the orbit of the sun at a distance of 1.3 astronomical units (au).
A total of one astronomical unit measures about 93 million kilometers (1
JPL evaluates the JB1 performance somewhere in the range of 557.7ft to 1.279.5ft (170m to 390m).
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Asteroid at the top end of the assessment is higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
The asteroid is also approximately 200 times longer than the Queen Size bed and 45 London double-decker buses. Earth, the force of impact can be catastrophically fatal.
NASA said: "If the Rocky Rocket Theoroid is more than 25 meters in size but less than one kilometer – a bit more than a mile and a half – was supposed to hit the Earth, it would most likely lead to local damage to the zone of influence.
"We believe that something more than one or two kilometers – one kilometer – it's just over half a mile – can have an impact all over the world."
So, should one be afraid of the passage of the next asteroid
Fortunately, NASA suggests that the asteroid will not approach the Earth to get into it.
In the near future Asteroid JB1 will fly past the Earth at a distance of 0.04305 astronomical units.
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This means that the Asteroid will fall within four million kilometers of our native world
In other words, NASA expects that The asteroid will fly at 16.76 times. The moon is.
NASA explained: "When they rotate around the Sun, Near Earth's may sometimes approach the Earth."
"Note that the" close "passage astronomically can be very far in human terms: millions or even dozens millions of kilometers ".
Quick Facts About Asteroids:
1. Asteroids are the rocky remains of the early solar system of about 4.6 billion years ago. NASA estimates that 795,070 space rocks are now rotated around our Sun
3. The largest "potentially dangerous" NASA asteroid is known to be the 3.45 miles (5.4 km) Toutatis width.
4. NASA has created a Planetary Defense Coordination Office to save Earth from the dangers of asteroid influences
5. Most known asteroids are in the so-called asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.