Be ready to experience a dangerous glimpse in the space on the 29th of April 2020. Because great trouble is going to pass by our earth on that day. Around 24 hrs more are left only. An asteroid named asteroid 52768 (1998 OR 2) is going to pass by earth.
In this time, when everyone in this world is fighting with the COVID – 19 pandemic, these new dangers has put the scientists in great trouble. A slight diversion in its direction can cause a lot of loss to life on earth.
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American space agency NASA has disclosed one and a half months before that an asteroid is rapidly moving towards the earth. It is estimated that this asteroid is many times bigger than the highest mountain on the Earth.
This asteroid is moving at a speed of 31,319 kilometers per hour which makes 8.72 kilometers per second. If it crashes to earth with this valiant speed, it could create tsunami or can destroy many countries.
Although, according to NASA there is no need to be afraid of this asteroid a lot because it will pass by the earth from a distance of around 6.29 million kilometers. In astronomy, this distance is not big but for the folk on earth, it is huge. Few of the scientists apprehended for it to clash with the earth.
Scientists have given this asteroid a name and that is 52768 (1998 OR 2). NASA has observed this asteroid for the first time in 1998. It has a diameter of around 4 kilometers.
This asteroid will pass by the earth on the 29th of April at 3:26 PM (IST). It will be at a distance of around 6.29 million kilometers from the earth.
It will be an afternoon in India when it passes by the earth and you would not be able to see it by your naked in the daylight.
Astronomer Dr. Steven told about this asteroid that this asteroid completes an orbit of sun 52768 in 1340 days or 3.7 years. After that, the next time this asteroid may pass by earth on 18th May 2031. That time this asteroid shall be at a distance of 19 million.
According to astrologers, this type of asteroid has 50,000 possibilities of being clashed with earth in every 100 years. But somehow every time they pass by the earth.
Dr. Bruce Bates from the International Council of Astrologers, told about this asteroid that small asteroid has a diameter of few meters. Very often these kinds of asteroids got burnt at very moment they enter the atmosphere. The do not do much harm.
For your information, in 2013, around meter long asteroid clashed with the atmosphere. Similarly, a 40 meter long asteroid clashed with the atmosphere in Siberia in the year of 1908.