The US agency warned of the dangerous path of the meteorite – which it encroached and ended – indicating that it has detected and taken a dangerous path within the solar system close to Earth.
The meteor’s diameter is about 256 meters, and it passed near the Earth on Sunday, indicating that its expected speed could reach about 3.6 kilometers per second, or about 13 thousand kilometers per hour.
The newspaper pointed out that despite the tremendous speed of this meteorite, when compared to the standard velocities of meteorites in space, the speed of this meteorite is not considered high.
She added that the average velocity of space rocks while moving anywhere in space ranges between 11 to 72 kilometers per second.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 18, 2021