A dangerous asteroid is approaching Earth

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The Jet Energy Laboratory of NASA revealed that the asteroid WU5 2020 approached Earth today, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at a distance of about 8 million km.

According to the same source, the asteroid can be observed in areas in the northern hemisphere by a telescope with a lens diameter of more than 200 mm.

Its diameter ranges between 0.5 and 1.1 km, was first discovered on November 29, 2020, and belongs to the so-called ‘Apollo’ asteroid group, whose orbits intersect with Earth’s orbit.

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