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There will be an asteroid approaching Earth in early February 2022, dangerous or not?

Liputan6.com, Semarang – there will be asteroid which approaches Earth on February 4 or 5, 2022. An asteroid named 2022 AA will pass near Earth on February 4, 2022 at 21:16 UT or February 5, 2022 at 04.16 WIB, with a distance of 2,542,000 kilometers from Earth.

According to Clara Yono Yatini, the main expert researcher at the Space Research Center of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), the Asteroid 2022 AA that will pass near the earth is safe and harmless.

“The size is not large and has no effect on human life,” he said, as quoted by Antara, Monday (31/1/2022).

The asteroid measuring 71 meters is moving at a speed of 13,200 kilometers per hour as it passes near Earth.

The name Asteroid 2022 was given by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) under the International Astronomical Union. It means, asteroid near Earth the first to be discovered in 2022.

The asteroid, which was discovered on January 1, 2022, belongs to the Apollo asteroid family because the asteroid’s average distance is greater than the Earth’s average distance from the sun.

Clara judged Asteroid 2022 AA it also has no effect on space weather. In general, space weather is influenced primarily by the sun, in addition to the high-energy particles and magnetic fields in the space between the sun and the earth.

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