The celestial body has an approximate 1.6 kilometer extension.
NASA had unique images of the SD220 2003 asteroid, which this Saturday will go close to the Earth, and revealed that the celestial body has a hippopotamus shape.
The asteroid will pass closely & # 39; i planed, i a safe 2.9 million distance of gilometers, in what will be your closest approximation to Earth in over 400 years.
Thanks to the radar images obtained from three large NASA antenas, installed in different parts of the US, it was decided that the rocky body had a rough 1.6km and similar shape to "hippopotamus leaves a river", After seeing from the sky.
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It was also clear that 2003 SD220 had a rotation period "extremely slow"From around 12 days, on a complex console axis, these new details will allow" better understand how these small bodies were developed and developed over time, "says US space agency scientists.
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That asteroid was found in 2003 and was classified as a hazardous potential, due to its size and a predictable attitude to planets. However, the new data reveals that the threat does not have an impact on the Earth, ending NASA.
Source: RT Actualidad