The Egyptian Institute said in a statement that “it is scheduled to take place today, Tuesday, a safe transit of a huge asteroid (7482 – 1994 PC1) at a distance from Earth approximately 5 times the distance of the moon.”
He pointed out that the huge, rocky asteroid with a speed of 19.56 km / second, is classified as a dangerous near-Earth object and belongs to the “Apollo” group, with a diameter of about 1.1 km.
He pointed out that it was discovered on August 9, 1994, by astronomer Robert McNutt at the Siding Spring Observatory in Kona Barbaran, Australia, and was detected by Goldstone’s radar in January 1997.
He added that when this asteroid approaches the Earth, its brightness reaches the tenth magnitude, but its small size and moonlight may prevent its vision.
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