Asteroid 2000CH59 approaching Earth today

Asteroid 2000CH59 approaching Earth today

Today December 26, 2019 asteroid 310442 (2000 CH59) 2000 CH59 is approaching Earth.

They estimate that it is between 280 and 620 meters in diameter. It will approach at a speed of 44,000 km / h. NASA observed it for the first time on February 6, 2000. It will not be possible to observe it. It will approach a distance of 7,291,398 km, which is equivalent to about 19 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

Does it pose a danger to Earth?

No, the asteroid will pass far and will not affect anything

If an asteroid as large as 2000 CH59 were to hit our planet, it could cause massive devastation on a global scale and millions of people would perish in a fraction of a second.

Experts have classified 2000 CH59 as an Apollo-class asteroid. These space bodies have wide elliptical orbits and are sometimes affected by the gravitational keyhole of nearby planets.

A gravitational keyhole is an area in space where "rogue bodies" such as asteroids are affected by the gravitational pull of nearby planets.

Source: NASA

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