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It seemed to be the most dangerous asteroid in ten years

ViestiLähetetty: 09.03.2022 08:41
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The recently discovered asteroid appeared to be in slot orbit to hit Earth next year, but the recalculation of the orbit eventually revealed that it was passing our planet.

The 230-foot-wide (70-meter) asteroid 2022 EA1 was discovered on January 7 and frightened the defenders of space because it seemed to collide with our planet on July 4, 2023 - too early to launch an emergency mission, according to the European Space Agency (ESA).

In January of this year, we learned of the tallest asteroid on the scale of Palermo, which we have seen in more than a decade and worth -0.66, "said Marco Micheli, astronomer at ESA's Near-Earth Object Coordination Center (NEOCC) in Italy, in a statement." dangerous object after working for ESA for almost 10 years. "

The Palermo scale measures the risks posed by nearby steroids on Earth based on the probability of a collision and its expected force. Experts estimate that if it hits, an asteroid the size of 2022 EA1 would likely destroy the city and wreak havoc on the same scale as the nuclear bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima at the end of World War II.