A warning of a dangerous asteroid approaching Earth, today, Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:14 pm
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 scientists explained that the asteroid was the size of a “bus” or slightly larger, and 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, 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.
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