March 25, 2023

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An asteroid is dangerously close to Earth

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Russian scientific sources say that in the spring of 2029, the asteroid “Abovis” will be very close to Earth and will reach the orbit of fixed satellites around the Earth.

The asteroid, which carries a high risk, is about 400 meters in diameter and weighs about 30 tons, according to sources in the Federal Institute of Science and Advanced Technology of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies.

According to predictions from the Institute, this approach will take place on April 13, 2029, a day after the celebration of Cosmonauts Day in Russia.

Experts estimate that the energy released when the asteroid collides with Earth will reach 1717 megatons, which is 30 times more than the energy released during the explosion of the world’s most powerful thermonuclear bomb tested by the Soviets. Union in 1961.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor. .

Significantly larger space objects, including asteroids more than a kilometer in diameter. About 120 of the largest meteorites are known on Earth, the largest of which is the Bobike depression in the northern Siberian Plateau of Russia.


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