Astronomers warn of a giant asteroid approaching Earth

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Astronomers warn of a giant asteroid approaching Earth
Astronomers warn of a giant asteroid approaching Earth
3 October, 09:49SocietyPhoto: naked-science.ru
On the night of October 1, Russian scientists discovered a new asteroid 2022 SE37, which is approaching the Earth.

According to TASS with reference to the data of the Institute of Applied Mathematics. M. V. Keldysh (IPM) RAS, the diameter of the asteroid is half a kilometer.

The appearance of the asteroid was simultaneously recorded by two Russian observatories.

According to astronomers, the new asteroid revolves around the Sun in an elongated orbit with a period of 3.44 years.

“In the foreseeable future, it does not pose a danger to the Earth”, - scientists believe.

When observing a new celestial body, scientists managed to take pictures of the asteroid using the telescope of the Kuban State University (Krasnodar) and the observatory in the village of Kochevanchik, Azov district, Rostov region.

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