Date: 5 months ago   Category: Space

The asteroid in the form of a hippopotamus rushed by Earth


The maximum rapprochement of a celestial body with our planet occurred at 5:04 in the morning on the Kiev time. Today, on December 22, the asteroid 2003 SD220 rushed by Earth with a speed of 6.2 km/s. It occurred at 5:04 in the morning on the Kiev time. The form of a celestial body reminds the hippopotamus swimming in the river. Writes Space about it. The edition published radar photos of an asteroid which were made on observatories in Green-Bank, Aresibo and Goldstone (California). The massive block which sizes are from 1.1 to 2.5 km passed approximately in 7.34 lunar distances (2.81 million km) from Earth. This distance is the closest for the last 400 years. However in 2070 this asteroid will even more approach Earth. This asteroid was open on September 29, 2003 and earlier was considered as "potentially dangerous" to Earth. Earlier it was reported that scientists found the planet which perishes record rates in space, evaporating in space. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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