Friday December 10, 2021 | 01:17
The world is waiting for the asteroid Nereus to pass near Earth tomorrow, Saturday, December 11, 2021, as the closest approach will occur at 13:51 UTC and will not hit the Earth.
Asteroid Nereus is worth $5 billion in precious metals Nereus is about 330 meters wide, and its size is often compared to the Eiffel Tower. Exactly when it passes.
According to the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, the passage of this asteroid several times with Earth caused the classification of 4660 Nereus as a potentially dangerous asteroid, because its orbit approaches the Earth’s orbit several times every century and because it passes slowly, and the astronauts looked at Nereus and estimated The value of its rocks, which contain precious metals, is about 5 billion dollars.
Nereus completes its orbit around the sun every 661 days (1.81 Earth years), and it will be 10 times farther from the Earth on Saturday, which is the closest distance to it from Earth until the year 2060, when Nereus will approach the Earth and be 3 times farther from the Moon than the Earth Just.
And the institute continued: Nereus will not be visible to the naked eye, as its luminosity is as much as 12, and this is very faint for the eye, and to see Nereus, you need an 8-inch (20 cm) telescope or larger.
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