(FOX CAROLINA) – A very large asteroid with its own small moon will pass Earth tonight.
This moon asteroid system, called 1999 KW4, consists of two stones. According to NASA, the big one is about 1.3 kilometers wide and has the shape of a gyroscope.
The smaller one is elongated and stretches for 0.35 miles (0.57 km) along its longest dimension. It shows in the longitudinal direction on his much larger twin.
The two asteroids will pass Earth closest to Earth at 1
That's more than a dozen times the distance between the Earth and the Moon in its orbit around our planet and way too far for space to be reached by the two asteroids at 7am: 5pm Clock CET (1105 GMT) when they are only 5,182,015 km from the planet's surface.
That's more than a dozen times the distance between the Earth and the Moon into its orbit around our planet and way too far for space to pose a threat.
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