A huge asteroid will approach Earth next week


A huge asteroid is approaching the planet, and it will pass by it next week, according to what was reported by the website.Spice“.

The asteroid, known as 7482 (1994 PC1), will approach Earth on January 18 at 21:51 GMT, according to a schedule from the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), operated by NASA at the Propulsion Laboratory. Agency Jet in California.

The kilometer-long asteroid will approach our planet five lunar distances at its closest, with a maximum speed of about 20 kilometers per second. The asteroid’s flight will be safe for the planet, and the closest distance to the asteroid will be from Earth in the next 200 years, according to “EarthSky”.

Asteroids are space rocks or rocky objects left over from the early solar system. There are tens of thousands of asteroids, but only a handful of them pass close to Earth, called Near-Earth Objects (NEOs).





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