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An asteroid the size of a skyscraper will warm up today with the Earth

Tonight, the asteroid 2018 GG will fly past the Earth at a distance of 1.8 million km (4.68 lunar distance) at a speed of 13.9 km / s. The point of maximum rapprochement will be reached on April 12 at 00:59 Minsk time. The asteroid was only seen less than a week ago.

He was discovered by a project to search for comets and asteroids Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. Astronomers assume that its estimated diameter is 23-71 meters. The asteroid revolves around the sun every 3.2 years, but it will be its only rapprochement with the Earth in the foreseeable future.

According to data on April 10, astronomers have found 2000 potentially dangerous asteroid, but none of them is in a direct orbit of collision with the Earth. Potentially dangerous include asteroids with a diameter of 100 meters, which approach the Earth at a distance of not more than 19.5 lunar distance segment.

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