The American Aerospace Agency, NASA, warned that a new series of five asteroids I know will bring to land this week and early next week.
That succession will begin with two celestial bodies – the 2020 MU1 and the 2020 ML, 36 and 22 meters in diameter, respectively – that will pass “close” to our planet this Saturday and Sunday, at safe distances of 7.1 million and 4.3 million kilometers .
The next, the 2020 KJ7, which measures 29 meters, will appear next Monday and will pass at a distance of 4.5 million kilometers. The same day, another 42 meters, the 2009 OS5, will be 6.7 million km.
These celestial bodies will be followed by the 2020 MQ2, another asteroid the same size as the previous one (42 meters), which will approach 6.5 million km on Tuesday.
The average distance between Earth and the Moon is 385 thousand km. For comparison, the passage of such asteroids does not pose any threat to our planet. According to NASA, only objects greater than 150 meters in diameter and approaching a range of 4.6 million miles (7.5 million km, or 19.5 times the distance from Earth to the Moon) are considered potentially dangerous.
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