On January 18, an asteroid 1 km wide will approach Earth 🌎☄️
According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), on January 18, an asteroid with a width of 1 km will approach the Earth at a speed of 76,192 km / h.
However, we should not be afraid, because this object will reach the planet at a safe distance. In particular, the distance between us will be 1.93 million kilometers.
It is an asteroid named 1994 PC1, which was discovered by Australian astronomer Robert McNaught in 1994 at the Siding Spring Observatory. It takes 1.57 years for it to move in its own orbit around the sun, which means that this cosmic body visits us about once every 30 years.
On January 18, it will come closer to Earth than it will in the next 200 years. The above distance may seem large at first glance, but given the astronomical scale, this is not the case. This is why scientists are constantly monitoring similar objects to anticipate any potential dangers.
You can follow the event here, and those who have a telescope can see the location of the 1994 PC1 in the sky on this website.
It must also be said that a larger asteroid has also landed near our planet. Such is the 3122 Florence, which is 8.85 kilometers wide. He will visit us in September 2057