A dangerous asteroid will approach the Earth
In February, an asteroid with the number 163 373, whose diameter, according to astronomers, ranges from 440 to 990 meters, will fly near Earth.
Although the collision of this asteroid with Earth is unlikely, NASA attributes this object to potentially dangerous.
The asteroid, discovered on October 23, 1995, will approach our planet at a distance that is 15 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The next asteroid will fly in relative proximity to Earth on August 6, 2075.
Asteroid 163 373 belongs to the Apollo group, that is, asteroids whose flight paths cross the orbit of the Earth. Such asteroids are considered potentially dangerous.
Earlier, NV reported that the European Space Agency has published a list of the most dangerous asteroids that have “no zero chance of collision with our planet.” However, the probability of most such collisions is one hundredth of a percent.
The object (29 075) 1950DA can have the most devastating impact on our planet. Scientists predict that a space rock with a diameter of 2,000 meters can fall to Earth in 2880 with a probability of 1 to 7042.
The last collision of Earth with a rather large asteroid occurred on February 15, 2013, when a previously unknown celestial body 18 meters across exploded at the entrance to Earth’s atmosphere above Chelyabinsk in Russia. The blast hit about 1,500 people.