March 28, 2023

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The biggest asteroid is approaching Earth next week .. Know its danger

Early next week, people around the world are waiting for the moment when a giant asteroid called “4660 Nereus” will orbit the Earth.

The asteroid will cross Earth’s orbit on Saturday, December 11, 2021, but it will be at a safe distance, but it will be closer to us than 20, the Jeddah Astronomical Society said on its Facebook page. Years ago.

The asteroid Nerius is about 3.86 million km away, which is 10 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Deviations from the path they expect.

According to the Astronomical Society, the asteroid Nerius was discovered in 1982 and orbits the Sun every 1.82 years, approaching the Earth every 10 years, and is expected to approach Earth on March 2, 2031 and November 2050. It is expected to pass 1.2 million km from Earth on February 14, 2060.

On November 23, 2021, NASA launched the “Dart” spacecraft as part of an asteroid collision test to change its trajectory. With that, and China is in the planning stage.

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