The attention of lovers of astronomical events and natural phenomena is directed towards watching a giant asteroid approaching Earth, this week, as it is a kilometer wide, and moves at a speed of 47,344 miles per hour, according to the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies of NASA, which tracks comets and asteroids that potentially be dangerous, which could collide with our planet.
When is the asteroid approaching Earth?
Known asteroid Which is approaching Earth with the name 7482 (1994 PC1), and was discovered in 1994, according to NASA, and is expected to pass 1.2 million miles from the planet, on January 18 at 11:51 Cairo time.
No one expects the asteroid to hit the Earth, but it will be the closest asteroid to come in the next two centuries, according to NASA’s predictions, according to the British newspaper, The Sun.
Unlikely to be asteroid Visible to the naked eye, astronomy enthusiasts need a telescope in order to discover it, according to EarthSky.
This September, a NASA spacecraft will deliberately collide with an asteroid to alter its movement in a space test technology developed to repel asteroid collisions. Asteroid near Earth.
How to see the asteroid as it approaches Earth
The asteroid passes quickly towards Earth, making it appear in the form of stars, but the asteroid is likely to be very faint, to the point that it cannot be seen with the naked eye or binoculars, as it needs a telescope of at least 6 inches in size that anyone can monitor, and it is expected to hit an asteroid This Earth size is only once, every 600,000 years or so.
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