Potentially dangerous asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, says NASA

Potentially dangerous asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, says NASA
Potentially dangerous asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, says NASA
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247 – An asteroid classified as potentially hazardous is scheduled to pass within two million miles of Earth on Friday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Asteroid Observation Branch said. from United States.

Identified as Asteroid 2008 OS7, the celestial body will approach to a distance of 1,770,000 miles or 2.884 million kilometers from Earth at 9:41 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), or 11:41 am Brasilia time.

According to criteria established by NASA, celestial bodies larger than 460 feet, or 140 meters in diameter, that come within 4.6 million miles (7.5 million kilometers) of Earth’s orbit around the Sun are classified as potentially dangerous. Asteroid 2008 OS7, with a diameter of 890 meters, falls into this category. However, it is important to emphasize that there is no imminent risk of collision, as stated by the Asteroid Observation Department.

The solar system is home to millions of asteroids, 2,350 of which have been identified as potentially dangerous, as indicated by the Asteroid Observation Department. (With information from Sputnik).

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