GALAMEDIA – Recently, NASA again predicts that there is a asteroid large, comparable in size to the tallest building, Burj Khalifa on the way to the planet Earth in mid-December.
Reportedly asteroid It has a diameter of 791 meters.
Size asteroid it is rated almost the same as Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest human structure on earth.
However, observations made in 2015 by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suggest the size of this asteroid could be much larger.
NASA later came up with a different measurement, about 1.6 kilometers, and compared its shape to that of a hippopotamus. However, estimate NASA currently placing asteroid at a diameter of 791 meters.
The asteroid will fly past Earth on December 17 within about 5.4 million kilometers from the planet at a speed of 5.6 km/s.
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In comparison, the distance between Earth and the Moon is much smaller than that – about 385,000 km.
Thus, although it is classified as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) due to its size and proximity to Earth, does not appear to pose a threat to the planet.
Even, NASA has stated Earth safe from impact asteroid over the next 100 years.