According to NASA, an asteroid as large as the Eiffel Tower will hit Earth in December.
But don’t panic, as the U.S. Space Agency’s asteroid tracker says on December 11th that “potentially dangerous” rocks only pass within 2.4m miles of Earth. Nasa asteroid eiffel tower
The 330-meter-wide NASA asteroid eiffel tower, dubbed ‘4660 Nereus’, is unlikely to pose a threat, but is expected to pass 12 approaches over the next few decades.
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February 14, 2060, less than 745,645 miles, the closest approach to the ovoid asteroid be.
Do you know that the distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 239,000 miles.
The asteroid was first discovered by scientists in 1982 and can be approached by spacecraft because it has an orbit close to Earth.
Currently, expeditions to explore the asteroid are not planned, but are being considered.
NASA’s NearEarth Asteroid Rendezvous-Shoemaker (NEAR) robotic mission and Japan’s Hayabusa mission considered Nereus as targets before choosing other options.
NASA says there is no ‘significant chance’ of an asteroid hitting Earth over the next 100 years.
However, it is estimated that there may be more than 25,000 near-Earth objects over 140 meters in the universe. That is, less than half of the deadly asteroids that can be recorded.
By tracking these asteroids and learning more about their size, shape, mass, structure and components, the U.S. Space Agency says it wants to determine how to bypass the asteroid when it threatens Earth. do.
The three countries have previously landed spacecraft on asteroids and are believed to be the subject of future mining operations.
Last month, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced plans to explore the asteroid. This is a first for an Arab country.
Their mission is expected to begin in 2028, culminating in an asteroid landing in 2033, including exploration of seven asteroids and Venus.