An asteroid the size of a stadium will approach the Earth on February 22, reported NASA’s JPL research center at its website. The space object will fly at a distance of about four million kilometers from the planet.
According to scientists, the diameter of the asteroid 2020 XU6 is 213 meters. In addition, on the next day to Earth will fly asteroids 2020 BV9 with a diameter of 23 meters (it will be at a distance of 5.6 million kilometers) and 2021 CC5 diameter of 40 meters, which will fly even farther – 6.9 million kilometers from Earth.
Earlier, astronomers at the University of Arizona clarified the nature of the unknown object, which was discovered in September 2020 in orbit around the Earth. Although a number of researchers suggested that it is an asteroid, experts have come to the conclusion of its artificial origin.