Asteroid News / Asteroid two times bigger than Burj Khalifa passing by the earth, NASA has told dangerous

Zoom News : Jan 18, 2022, 11:59 AM
For a long time, asteroids are being described as a threat to the Earth. Scientists say that if the asteroid hits the Earth, then there can be a big catastrophe. It is said that the big asteroid that revolved around the Earth hit the Earth only once, after which the dinosaurs were wiped out from the world. After this, many times there was talk of collision of asteroids passing by the earth, but it never happened.

Now today i.e. on January 18, an asteroid twice the size of Burj Khalifa will pass near the Earth. It is being told that this is the largest asteroid named 7482 (1994 PC1). The length of this asteroid is about 1 kilometer i.e. 3280 feet. It will pass 19.3 lakh kilometers away from the earth. Therefore, there is less danger to the earth. If there is a slight change in its path, then it can be dangerous for the earth and may cause devastation. The US space agency NASA has also declared it dangerous.

NASA says that if such a large asteroid collides with the Earth, then it can cause great devastation. Therefore, such an asteroid has been kept in the list of potential threats by NASA. Although NASA has said that 7482 (1994 PC1) will safely pass through a distance of 19.3 lakh km from Earth. It was first discovered in the year 1994.

9 years ago on January 17, 1933, Asteroid 7482 (1994 PC 1) passed near the Earth. At that time it had passed a distance of 11 lakh kilometres. Now it will pass close to the Earth on 18 January 2105. The US space agency is engaged in finding technology to prevent asteroids from colliding with Earth. For this, the American Space Agency has launched the Dart mission.

 Know what is an asteroid

A meteoroid or asteroid is known as an asteroid. During the formation of a planet, small pieces of rock come out from it and start revolving around the Sun. Sometimes it happens that it falls out of its orbit. Asteroids usually burn up in planetary orbits, but larger asteroids sometimes collide with planets. Asteroids have collided with Earth many times.