According to what was reported in the British newspaper “Daily Star”, the Center for Near Earth Objects Studies of NASA confirmed the existence of the space rock through its website. According to the European Space Agency, the asteroid was discovered only on May 3.
The asteroid, named 2021 JF1, is approaching across the galaxy at 38,000 miles per hour (61,155 kilometers per hour), according to NASA’s NEO Earth Close Approaches List.
NASA says that the estimated diameter of 2021 JF1 ranges between 95 and 210 meters, which makes it more likely than the Statue of Liberty in New York, which has a height of 93 meters.
This may seem far away, but it is relatively close to the perspective of space, and NASA considers that anything that passes at a distance of 120 million miles (193 million km) from our planet is objects close to Earth.
According to NASA, 2021 JF1 can also pass near Earth on November 5 next year.
And he was classified as a “Apollo” asteroid, known to be one of the most dangerous types of asteroids.
Asteroids “Apollo” are those that have a path that intersects with the Earth’s orbit, in contrast to “Amur” asteroids that do not intersect with it.
It is noteworthy that 2021 JF1 is the largest asteroid passing through the Earth this week, but it is not the only one, being one of 4 space rocks due to narrowly avoid Earth on Thursday alone, which is 2021 KP, which has a diameter of 22 meters, and will pass 380,361 miles before 2021KR , 11 meters in diameter, it will pass at 2.8 million miles and the 2021 JX2, with a diameter of 15 meters, will pass 1.4 million miles.
According to “NASA”, the near-Earth objects are also a term used to describe “comets and asteroids that were pushed by the gravity of the nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the neighborhood of the Earth.”
Earth has not seen an asteroid of terrible scale since the space rock that wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
Most asteroids will not come into contact with Earth’s atmosphere, but in rare cases, giant space rocks can cause problems for weather systems.
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