The discovery of an asteroid that could collide with Earth in...

On January 6, astronomers discovered the asteroid 2022 AE1, which may collide with the planet in the summer of 2023.

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NASA assesses the risk of asteroids colliding with Earth

NASA assesses the risk of asteroids colliding with Earth

According to the experts of the Mount Lemon Astronomical Observatory in Arizona, USA, this asteroid is the most dangerous on Earth among all the asteroids discovered so far. All data related to it were published on the website of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA.

The size of the asteroid 2022 AE1 can be compared with the hypothetical size of the Tunguska asteroid – about 70 meters and flying at a speed of 19.83 kilometers per second, its brightness level is 22V and can be followed by large telescopes.

Experts currently give it a single point on the Turin scale (from 0 to 10), which determines the degree of gravity of an object based on the mathematical probability of its collision and the kinetic energy of the collision.

According to the calculations of experts, it is possible that this asteroid will collide with Earth on July 4, 2023, and this probability is equivalent to one in 1700.

Source: RIA Novosti

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