The frozen rock is the target of a comprehensive observational campaign supported by the NASA's Planetary Defense Coordinating Office as it crosses Earth nine times a year. The 1999 KW4 was classified by the Minor Planet Center as a "potentially dangerous asteroid". The colossus with the name 1999 KW4, which is also called 66391 Moshup.
The name Moshup comes from an Indian legend of a giant named & # 39; Moshup, who warned Native Americans not to let European settlers go ashore.
The Native Americans ignored the warning and decided to help the newcomers who had landed on Plymoth Rock by giving them corn and turkey over the cold winter of the United States first year colonists in the New World.
Moshup, the giant, escaped after the war and was never seen again.
The culture and population of the Native Americans was eventually wiped out by the newly emerging Europeans.
] The International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN) coordinated an inter-organizational observing campaign for the 1
Since its orbit is known, scientists were able to predict this flyby and prepare the observation campaign. However, astronomical predictions on May 25, 2036, predictions will be an extremely close one.
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The asteroid will pass within 0.01552 astronomical units of the planet, 1.4 million miles ,
1999 KW4 is a binary asteroid classified as a near-Earth object and potentially dangerous asteroid of the Aten Group with a diameter of approximately 1.3 kilometers or 1.2 million miles.
The asteroid is an earth cruiser that crosses Earth's orbit. He is also a mercury cruiser and the closest to the sun known binary system with a perihelion of only 0.2 AU.
The main body (primary body) of 1999 KW4 has a diameter of approximately 1300 meters and is a very complex form 9659003] DO NOT MESS:
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It is fluted in the middle like a roundabout and has its own moon orbiting the main body, which has about the size of the empire's states Building.
The asteroid is referred to as the "near-Earth asteroid" because its orbit passes around the sun near Earth's orbit.
The 1999 KW4 was classified as Aten asteroid, which means that it is an Aten asteroid traversing Earth's orbit.
The KW4 of 1999 also traverses the orbit of Mercury and Venus, with the distance to the Sun not exceeding 0.2 AU. 1 AE is the average distance between Earth and Sun was on May 25, 2019.
The space rock raced past Earth at 21 km / h This is the sixth of nine Earth approaches that end each year in late May or early June.
The approach to Earth last May is the approach to the earth of the series.
The physical composition of asteroids is diverse and, in most cases, poorly understood.