Thursday , January 27 2022

Three asteroids pass "close" to Earth: NASA – NSS Oaxaca


However, he drew attention to three reasons not to worry about the incident; One of them is that they will go far from the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

NASA data shows that three asteroids will pass near Earth on Saturday, but we should not worry. The humanity is not out of danger, says the Science Warning specialized portal.

In order to mitigate the fears of its readers, the media explains the reasons why this event should not cause fear.


The celestial bodies with 2018 VS1, 2018 VR1 and 2018 VX1 codes will pass close to Earth. Of course, close & # 39; in cosmic terms. Thus, according to the forecasts of an American aerospace agency, the first two will go beyond the average distance between the Earth and the Moon (384,400 kilometers).

2018 VS1 asteroid will be its closest approach to Earth at 3.62 lunch distance, while 2018 VR1 even further afield: around 13.19 lunch distance. Only 2018 VX1 will pass slightly closer than satellite: on a scale of 0.99 lunches.

Although these distances are huge in the terrestrial scale, in the cosmic world it is considered small.

According to NASA calculations, no object that is less than 140 meters away can be considered dangerous. According to this scale, the asteroids will spend this weekend with us completely innocent.

2018 VS1 measures between 13 and 28 meters wide, while the 2018 VR1 asteroid is 14-30 meters wide and 2018 VX1, from 8 to 18 meters.

One similar has gone without attention
A new asteroid has passed by our planet and we have not even noticed it. The 2018 VA2, and with 10-23 meters wide, is passed this morning this Friday (at 01:01 GMT) to 1.87 lunch and Earth distances. And nothing happened. The planet continues to normal life.

Aristegui News

Source link