As nations around the world say “good fall” by 2020, NASA has warned that a monstrous 220-meter asteroid is heading for Earth at the beginning of the new year.
Earlier, the last asteroid this year, 2020 YB4, measuring only 36 meters in diameter or about half the wingspan of a 747, passed by Earth shortly after 6 o’clock in the morning UTC at a distance of 6.1 million kilometers . This means that, in terms of the threat posed by space rocks at least, the planet has made it somewhat intact since 2020.
However, in the first days of January, three more additional objects near the Earth (NEO) will thank the Earth for their presence for a short time.
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Just two days from 2021, the 15-meter 2019 YB4 asteroid will fly at a safe distance of 6.4 million kilometers. The next day, it will be followed by two more pieces of cosmic debris in the form of YA1 2020 of 15 meters and YP4 2020 of 21 meters, which will go to 1.5 and 2.1 million kilometers respectively.
But the biggie will come on January 3, as the relatively mountainous AF23 from 2003, with an impressive 220m in diameter or about the width of the Golden Gate Bridge, will rise to 6.9 million kilometers.
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