By moving the Earth from two asteroids


К Земле движутся сразу два астероида Named the exact date of the convergence.

Asteroid diameter yakogo ochnulsya from 0.5 to 1.2 km, blizitsya on the cob is fierce. As Podolia on its website Nacionalne management of the USA on Aeronautics and space research (NASA), opened in 2002, celestial body, designated 2002AJ129, will be held at a distance 10 times greater than the distance from the earth to the moon.

At the time of closest approach on 4 February at 16:30 on the East coast of the USA (00:30 Kyiv time February 5), the asteroid will be from earth at a distance of 4200000 kilometers. Its speed is estimated at 34 km / sec. Astronomers believe that the threat of the fall of this heavenly body to the Earth there is not expected.

“We are monitoring this asteroid for 14 years and know its orbit, – said the employee of the Center for the study of space objects in near-earth space at the jet propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena (California) Paul Chodas. According to our calculation, there is no chance that the asteroid 2002AJ120 will collide with the Earth 4 Feb or ever again in the next 100 years.”

In addition, according to the magazine Newsweek, February 4, with our planet closer another relatively small celestial body – an asteroid 2018AH12 diameter from 10 to 24 meters. It will be held at a distance five times the distance from Earth to the moon.

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In mid-December last year, at a distance of 10300000 kilometers from Earth passed the asteroid Phaethon, the diameter of which is estimated at 6 km At the moment of closest approach on December 16, he was from our planet at a distance of 27 times more than the distance to the moon. The same distance he came to Earth in 1974, and the next convergence will occur on 14 December 2093.


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