The imposing asteroid, named by NASA's Asteroid 2019 JB1, moves toward Earth on a "close approach path". NASA's asteroid trackers have calculated an early morning flyby on Monday, May 20. According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, the JB1 asteroid will be flying over our planet at around 4:23 am BST (3:23 am UTC). And as the asteroid approaches Earth, it reaches raging speeds of about 26.04 km / s.
The asteroid JB1 is a near-Earth Apollo object or a NEO asteroid.
NEOs are all asteroids and comets in the orbit of the Sun at a distance of 1.3 astronomical units (AU).
Only one astronomical unit measures approximately 93 million miles (1
NASA's JPL estimates that JB1 has a diameter between 170 and 390 meters.
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An asteroid at the top end of the estimate is higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
The asteroid is also about 200 times longer than a queen size bed and 45 London double-decker buses earth, the force of the impact could be catastrophically deadly.
NASA said, "If a stone beats me If a torrid larger than 25 meters but less than 1 km – just over 1/2 mile – hit the earth, it would likely damage the impact area locally.
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"We believe that anything larger than one to two kilometers – one kilometer is just over half a mile – has a worldwide impact could have." Week?
Fortunately, NASA predicts that the asteroid will not get close enough to Earth.
Next, the asteroid JB1 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.04305 astronomical units.
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This means that the asteroid is within 4 million miles (6.4 million km) of ours Homeworld is located.
In other words, NASA estimates that the asteroid will fly 16.76 times as far as the moon is.
NASA stated, "While they are orbiting the Sun, near-Earth objects may occasionally approach Earth.
or even ten million kilometers.
Brief Facts about Asteroids:
1. Asteroids are the rocky remnants of the early solar system about 4.6 billion years ago.
. 2 According to NASA estimates, 795,070 space rocks currently orbit our Sun.
. 3 The largest known "potentially dangerous" asteroid NASA is the 5.4 km wide Toutatis.
. 4 NASA has set up a planetary defense coordination office to protect the earth from the dangers of asteroid impacts.
. 5 Most of the known asteroids are located in the so-called asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.