An asteroid, called NASA's Asteroid 2019 JN2, glanced around the Earth on the 'approach to Earth' route. NASA said the asteroid flew on our home planet in the early morning hours (Wednesday, May 15). In its immediate vicinity, the space rock approached Earth about 3.15 hours BST (2.15 hours UTC). When this happened, the asteroid reached scary speeds of about 6.77 km per second or 15,143 mph (24,372 km / h).
Asteroid JN2 is a so-called "Near Earth Object" or NEO asteroid.
NEOs are all comets and asteroids that orbit the Sun from a maximum distance of 120.8 miles. km (194.5 million km).
These rocky objects move around the inner circles of the solar system without flying around the Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. NEOs like Asteroid JN2 occasionally intersect the Earth's orbit.
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These occasional nail biting have been occasionally known as occasional walks. close, if not closer, than the moon.
But was there anything to worry about today's Journey Asteroid JN2?
Fortunately, today you most likely slept today today because NASA's asteroids in California Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) did not expect any cataclysmic
Asteroid JN2 approached Earth from a distance of 0.01
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This means Asteroid JN2 has passed through our heads from a distance of 1.68 million miles (2.7 million km) from Earth. other words, rock space [letoštáry] flew about 7.04 Lunar distances (LD) or just slightly more than seven times more than the Moon.
NASA said, "Like their Earth-like objects may occasionally approach Earth, orbit the Sun
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" Note that the "astronomically close" passage can be very distant in human conditions: millions or even tens of millions of kilometers. "
Asteroid JN2 is an Apollo-type asteroid, which means it has an orbit similar to that of Apollo's 1862 Asteroid.
Spatial stone measures somewhere in the range of 65.6 ft to 144.3 ft. 20m to 44m)
After today's crossing, the asteroid visits Earth again in the morning of April 18, 2020.