Meteors 465824 (2010 FR) will fly past the orbit of the Earth on September 6 as predicted by the US Aerospace Agency (NASA).
Simulation of asteroid flying near the Earth. Photo: Daily Star.
NASA is tracking the meteor 465824 about to fly past the Earth at a speed of 50,533 km / h. This asteroid is included in NASA’s Near-Earth Object (NEO) category. Any comet or asteroid that flies close to the Sun within 1.3 astronomical units is on the NEO category, but that doesn’t mean it will be dangerous to humans.
Meteorite 465824 is 120 – 270 m wide, almost twice as large as the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt (139 m). Researchers classified 465824 as the asteroid Apollo, a group of objects whose flight path crosses the orbit of the Earth. According to NASA, 465824 will fly over the Earth at 19h08 on 6/9 Hanoi time.
Astronomers are monitoring nearly 2,000 asteroids, comets and meteors that could threaten Earth. The term NEO is used to describe “comets and asteroids that are attracted by the orbits of neighboring planets, allowing them to enter space around our planet”. Earth has not experienced any asteroid disaster since the asteroid event that wiped out the dinosaur 66 million years ago.