Posted 27 июня, 08:44
Published 27 июня, 08:44
Modified 27 июня, 12:34
Updated 27 июня, 12:34
Asteroid 2013 WV44 will approach the Earth next Wednesday, Metro reports. The diameter of the celestial body is estimated at 160 meters: imagine for comparison the Stalin high—rise on Kudrinskaya Square, whose height is 155.
According to the NASA Near-Earth Object Research Center, a close approach to Earth will take place at 11 a.m. Moscow time. At this time, it will approach our planet at a distance of 3.3 million kilometers. The speed of the 2013 WV44 is 11.8 kilometers per second, which is 34 times faster than the speed of sound.
According to the classification of astronomers, the asteroid belongs to the class of near-Earth objects (NEO) and is tracked by NASA, since it will pass from us at a distance of less than 7.5 million kilometers. However, it does not pose a threat to life on Earth.
The video below shows the predecessor of the fearsome guest, asteroid 2023 MU2, which flew past Earth on June 26.