A HUGE ASTEROID FLEW PAST EARTH ON 18, JANUARY 2022

 A HUGE ASTEROID FLEW PAST EARTH ON 18, JANUARY 2022

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The Asteroid 7482 (1994PC1) flew past our planet on January 18, 2022. NASA estimated its size to be 2.5 times the height of the Empire State Building. According to Earthsky, the size of the asteroid is similar to the golden bridge in United State.

The diameter of asteroid is estimated to be around 1.052 km, with rotation period of 2.6 hours. The asteroid flew pass the earth at a distance of 1.9 million kilometres or 1.2 million miles which is roughly 5.5 miles, the distance between earth and the moon.

The speed estimated to be 19.56km per second relative to earth. Despite its distance NASA considered asteroid to be potentially hazardeous due to its size but it safely passed earth, according to the earthsky this was the closest approach to earth of any asteroid in the next 200 years.

This asteroid was discovered by Sir Robed McNaugh at siding spring observatory, Australia on August 9, 1994

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