Video .. Warning of an asteroid approaching Earth dangerously
Astronomers confirmed that early warning devices issued a warning after an asteroid approached a very close distance to Earth, last Friday, but scientists detected it only one day after its departure.
The rock, called “2020”, was spotted 15 hours after it approached the closest point of the last early warning system for 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 from 16 to 33 feet, approached a very close distance, and penetrated the Earth’s atmosphere over the South Pacific Ocean.
This asteroid is considered the closest ever recorded until today, as it approached nearly equal to the distance between the International Space Station and the planet.