Facts about a large asteroid that approached Earth January 18th

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Asteroid a giant with an estimated length of 1.05 kilometers will cross Earth on Tuesday, January 18 at around 21:51 UTC (16:51 EST) or January 19 at around 04:51 WIB. Here are the facts about a large asteroid that passed near the earth.

The celestial body known as asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 is included in the category of potentially dangerous asteroids.

Quoted from Space Reference, This large asteroid will pass at its closest distance to Earth, which is 1,981,464 km.

Here are the facts about a large asteroid that passed near the earth.

1. Asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 is categorized as an Apollo class asteroid.

2. Its size is comparable to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, United States, with a diameter of 1.05 km.

3. First discovered in 1994 by astronomer Robert McNaught from the Siding Spring observatory, Australia.

4. This asteroid is categorized as a near-Earth asteroid (NEA).

5. This celestial body is classified as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA).

6. This asteroid had approached Earth 89 years ago, namely January 17, 1933, a distance of about 1.2 million kilometers.

7. Furthermore, it is estimated that the asteroid will be in close proximity to Earth on January 18, 2105, which is 2,328,878 km.

8. This is the most common group of asteroids, and has an orbital length similar to that of Earth.

9. Asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 orbits the Sun every 1 year 7 months in Earth time.

10. The asteroid will move at an incredibly fast speed of 19.56 kilometers per second.

Quoted from Forbes, citizens of the earth do not need to worry even though this large asteroid crossing the Earth is potentially dangerous. The reason, potentially dangerous in this case is the phrase used by astronomers to refer to NEOs with orbits that can approach Earth and are large enough to cause significant regional damage in the event of an impact.

(rhr / mik)

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