“As big as two football fields.” It will travel at 35,000 km / h

“As big as two football fields.” It will travel at 35,000 km / h
“As big as two football fields.” It will travel at 35,000 km / h

The NASA recently issued a notice about a new one giant asteroid which will pass close to the Terra. Officially called 2017 TS3, the space object will pass close to our planet tomorrow, Wednesday 2 November. As revealed by the US space agency website, 2017 TS3 has an approximate diameter of 220 meters. In a simple comparison, the size of the asteroid equates to an approximately 55-story building or that of two football fields.

Belonging to the ‘Apollo’ group, the gigantic celestial body currently travels at a speed of 35,000 km / h, According to the information, despite the proximity in space (alert issued by NASA), fortunately there is no risk of collision. As reported by the Center for calculating the orbits of asteroids and comets and their probability of impact on the Earth (CNEOS), the asteroid should therefore cross our planet safely.


Last updated: Monday 1 November 2021, 17:03

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