Large 'potentially hazardous' asteroid passing by Earth on Tuesday

The asteroid, 전화 7482 (1994 PC1), is expected to fly by our planet around 4:51 오후, at about five times the distance from the Earth to the Moon.

Near-Earth #소행성 1994 PC1 (~1 km wide) is very well known and has been studied for decades by our #PlanetaryDefense 전문가,” NASA 트윗 last Wednesday. “Rest assured, 1994 PC1 will safely fly past our planet 1.2 million miles away next Tues., 1 월. 18.”

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With a diameter of 대충 3,451 피트, 1994 PC1 is larger than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and more than twice the size of the Empire State Building in New York City.

It’s also fast and will be traveling at a speed of roughly 45,000 mph when it passes by Earth on Tuesday, NASA에 따르면.

A mosaic image of asteroid Bennu, 구성 12 PolyCam images collected on December 2, 2018 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 마일 (24 km). NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Handout via REUTERS

A mosaic image of asteroid Bennu, 구성 12 PolyCam images collected on December 2, 2018 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 마일 (24 km). NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Handout via REUTERS (로이터)

While it won’t hit Earth, NASA deems 1994 PC1 apotentially hazardous objectbecause of its size and distance from our planet.

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If you wish to check out space rock, it’s currently being tracked by NASA’seyes on asteroid” 웹 사이트. You can also watch it on the Virtual Telescope Project’s livestream, 그것은 set to start ...에서 3:00 오후. 과.

1994 PC1 was discovered in 1994 at the Siding Spring observatory in Australia by astronomer Robert McNaught.

After the pass on Tuesday, the asteroid won’t come as close to the Earth for another two centuries, 에 따르면 Universe Today, a space and astronomy news website.

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