An asteroid the size of a residential district may crash to Earth on December 16.
This was stated in the NASA, reports the Mirror. “3200 Phaethon”, a small near-earth asteroid from the Apollo group, which belongs to a rare spectral class B and has a constant trajectory.
Before that it did not belong to the class of “especially dangerous”. To the Earth the asteroid will be close on December 16-17. If its trajectory changes are slight, and the danger it presents: the celestial body will fly at a distance of 6.5 million kilometres from Earth.
Earlier it was reported that in December of this year in Kazan can fall a huge meteorite, which will be more of that “landed” in the Chelyabinsk region in 2015. Report, where in addition to the capital of Tatarstan also included Samara and Nizhny Novgorod were presented at an international conference in Iceland’s Reykjavik.