Asteroid: An equally large asteroid will come within 3,500 km of Earth tomorrow, the fourth ‘calamity’ to come this close in 300 years

There is important news for people interested in events in space. A recently discovered asteroid will pass very close to Earth tomorrow, that is, on January 26. According to the information, the name of the asteroid is ‘2023 BU’. Its size is expected to be 12 to 28 feet across. ‘2023 BU’ was discovered by astronomer Gennady Borisov on January 21 of this month. It is said that according to Indian time, on January 26, at 2:47 am, it will be closest to Earth. It is being said that then the distance between the two will be only 3,506 km. It is not interesting?

According to reports, ‘BU 2023’ is not very large in size. Just like a bus. What makes it interesting is its distance from Earth. NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) believes that in the past 100+ years and in the coming years, ‘2023 BU’ is the fourth such asteroid to pass so close to Earth. . CNEOS has data on 35,000 asteroids from the year 1900 to 2200.

It is also said that ‘2023 BU’ is half the size of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that hit Earth in 2013. If you want, you can also watch it online as it passes close to Earth. Italy’s Virtual Telescope Project (VTP) will broadcast it live on Thursday.

Many people will be curious that the asteroid passing so close will be visible even to the naked eye. This asteroid is reportedly very small in size and will travel fast. Due to this, it will not be possible to see it with the naked eye.

NASA says space rocks shorter than 82 feet could burn up upon entering Earth’s atmosphere. That is, there will be little or no damage to the land from them. This asteroid orbits the Sun in 425 days and will approach Earth on December 6, 2036.

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