490 meter segment fell near Earth on Sunday

On Sunday (15 May 2022) three asteroids will approach Earth. One of them is real work. If a collision occurs, it can cause serious damage. Are we now facing a disaster?

Three asteroids fell near Earth on Sunday.
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According to the US Space Agency’s “Near-Earth Approach” list of the US Space Agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Three asteroids fell near Earth this weekend. One of them is a real giant that can cause great damage in the event of a collision. But no one should be afraid of disaster.

Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) in the morning of 15.05.2022 in Erdenah

subordinate asteroid 2022 Joe is a start. On Sunday (15 May 2022) at 22.18 WIB, it will reach the closest point on its journey. Then the rock is only 3.4 million kilometers from the blue planet. The diameter is from 19 to 41 meters, but not the largest this weekend. At approximately 5:45 p.m., asteroid 2012 UX68 will reach its closest point on its path. It is very close to Earth as far as 1.1 million km. With a diameter of 40-90 meters, it is much larger than its predecessor. But it’s also really stinky against asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3). With a diameter of 220 to 490 meters, about the size of a stadium. At 11:18 p.m., he reached the closest point on his journey. Then only 5.7 million kilometers will separate it from us.

Is Earth in danger of disaster? This happens when an asteroid collides with Earth

If the three asteroids stayed in their paths, there would be no danger to Earth. Rocks will fly across our planet at a safe distance. However if one day deviated from their path, the three of them would most likely cause great damage to Earth.

For comparison: on February 15, 2013, an asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere and was widely seen as a meteorite. It eventually exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. According to experts, its length should only be 19 meters. The explosion caused by the explosion destroyed about 7,000 buildings and injured about 1,500 people. According to authorities, the asteroid was damaged in a total of six cities in the region. However, the three asteroids on Sunday were much larger and could therefore cause more serious damage.

Read also: Watch for an asteroid 1,800 meters high near Earth and a supermoon in May.

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