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The Earth is approaching asteroid 2009 PQ1. This was reported by the NASA, RIA Novosti reported.
Space object has dimensions of from 84 to 190 meters, which is comparable to a football field.
Astronomers calculated that the asteroid will approach the planet at a distance seven times greater than the distance between the Earth and the Moon. As close he will charge 5 Aug at 19.35 GMT, after which starts to move away. Next time it will approach the Earth in 2137.
2009 PQ1 was first discovered on 14 August 2009. He belongs to the group of “Apollo” asteroids that cross Earth’s orbit.
In March, astronomers from the Virtual Telescope project captured on video as potentially hazardous to Earth asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2.
Previously, researchers from Imperial College London (Imperial College London) found that an asteroid the size of mount Everest that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, fell to the Ground under “the most deadly corner” possible. According to the study, a huge blow fell on the territory of present-day Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean sea, at an angle of about 60 degrees, thereby maximizing the production of climate-changing greenhouse gases.
Video, photo All from Russia.