Asteroid PK9 2010 will be 7.4 million kilometers from Earth, which is 18 times more than separates us from the Moon. NASA believes it is a short distance.
Center for nearby items Earth NASA (CNEOS) reported that the new 260-meter asteroid would be approaching this July.
The asteroid is called 2010 PK9 He travels for 40 thousand kilometers per hour, and the approach to Earth will be at 15:04 GMT (10:04 Peruvian time) on the specified date.
The asteroid The 2010 PK9 will be 7.4 million kilometers from Earth, 18 times that separates us from the Moon, and NASA considers it a short distance.
The space agency stressed that the asteroid is "potentially dangerous", so now it is controlled by CNEOS.
When asteroids fall into the "danger" phase, this is due to the fact that they approach less than 0.05 astronomical units (the average distance between the Earth and the Sun).
On that asteroid The 2010 PK9 does not pose much danger to the Earth, but any changes may be alarming.
The asteroid 2010 PK9 will also come to Earth on July 26, 2059, but 2.6 million kilometers.
A few weeks ago NASA reported that the asteroid FT3 can turn its orbit and hit the Earth in October, so the space agency is monitoring the placement of about 55 billion kilograms.
By republic NASA warns about the possibility of an asteroid collision going from one to 11 billion.
After that date, the FT3 asteroid starts to beat Earth on October 2, 2024, October 3, 2025, and October 2, 2029.
These are dangerous asteroids controlled by NASA in 2019
Asteroid KD3: The diameter of 140 meters, he "touched" the Earth on July 12, at a distance of 3.8 million kilometers.
GT3: September 6, this asteroid with a diameter of 380 meters will fit. The distance will also be three million kilometers.