A giant asteroid is flying to the Earth, already on September 24, the celestial body will approach our planet. However, scientists say, for humans the approach of an asteroid the size of three pyramids of Cheops is not afraid – the asteroid will approach us at a distance of 4.2 million km.
A giant asteroid the size of three pyramids of Cheops will approach the Earth. According to NASA’s Center for near-Earth Object Research, the celestial object will fly past our planet on Tuesday, September 24.
At the same time, the researchers emphasize, the population of the Earth can sleep peacefully. The heavenly body will not disturb us, as it will fly from the blue planet at a distance of 4.2 million km, reports “Morning.ru”.
The asteroid, flying on the system at a speed of 22.6 km/s, has already got its name – 523934 (1998 FF14), its diameter is up to 430 meters.
According to scientists, in general, people should not worry because of the impressive size of celestial bodies flying near the Earth.
As Dmitry Vibe, head of the Department of Physics and Evolution of the Stars of the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Life, such objects are in principle incapable of harming our planet, too long the distance at which they move. The threat to us is only those asteroids that can directly collide with the Earth.