He discovered, after his departure, … the latest warnings of the approaching planets from Earth, issuing a warning … Video Today, Thursday, 19 November 2020 09:20 pm
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Early warning devices issued a warning after an asteroid approached too close to Earth, last Friday, but scientists detected it only one day after its departure.
Astronomers confirmed that an asteroid the size of a “bus” or slightly larger, approached the planet for a distance of 240 miles (386 km) only, on Friday the 13th of this month, but it was not discovered until the next day.
The rock, dubbed “2020”, was spotted 15 hours after it approached the closest point of the last early warning system of planets collision with Earth, in the “Mauna” area of Hawaii, which issued a warning of a dangerous approaching planet, according to the British “Daily Mail”.
According to experts, the object, which ranges in size from 16 to 33 feet, came very close to its distance, and penetrated the atmosphere of the planet over the South Pacific Ocean.
This asteroid is considered to be the closest ever recorded until today, as it approached nearly equal to the distance between the International Space Station and the planet.
According to experts, the asteroid would need to be at least 82 feet (25 meters) wide to cause local damage to Earth’s surface, and about 0.6-1.2 miles (1-2 kilometers) in order to have a global impact.
Earth scientists believe that the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was 7.5 miles (12.1 km) wide.