Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Space

The dangerous asteroid flew by near Earth


On April 18 Earth was flown by by an asteroid of the size of the house. It approached our planet much closer, than any other this year.
the Asteroid 2019 GC6 flew by at distance in 219 thousand km from Earth – twice closer than average distance between the planet and the Moon. Space.com with reference to specialists of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports about it. It is noted that this asteroid with a diameter from 15 to 30 m belongs to the category potentially dangerous to Earth as in case of falling similar celestial bodies can cause serious damage. The asteroid was found on April 9 during observations in the telescope in the neighborhood of the city the Taxon (Arizona). By estimates of NASA, in near-earth space there can be about 17 thousand not recognizable asteroids. Let's remind, earlier scientists found a unique asteroid which cannot be carried to one of earlier famous groups. Also date of falling of an asteroid Apofis to Earth was designated. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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