Asteroid 2022 YO1 approached Earth past satellites – La Nouvelle Tribune

American astronomers have observed the special trajectory of an asteroid. It is indeed a space rock, 2022 YO1, with the size of a car, passed close to our planet at a distance of about 21,000 kilometers. It also passed close to the Earth’s surface, closer than the large telecommunications satellites. These are 35,786 kilometers from the blue planet. It was discovered, for the first time, this Saturday, December 24, 2022 by Catalina Sky Surveywhich is located in the stateArizona. It must be said that the size of the asteroid does not cause fear of any danger, especially in the event that it hits the Earth.

An asteroid is expected to pass near Earth

In this case the impact would be less and 2022 YO1 would do little or no damage. Can it also be consumed in the atmosphere. Note that the passage of the asteroid comes several days after the European Space Agency (ESA) informed that an asteroid will pass near the Earth. According to the information revealed by the press, this is the one 2015 RN35an asteroid, which should pass close to the earth, on the morning of Thursday, December 15, 2022. Based on the information obtained from its orbit, the approach between the asteroid and the Earth will take place at exactly 9:12 French time.

According to ESA, however, the moment can only be seen through telescopes. It must also be visible from the southern hemisphere of the globe. However, the European Space Agency (ESA) insisted that this approach will be visible with 30 cm telescopes. As a reminder, a few days earlier, researchers from the Catalyna Sky Survey had detected an asteroid 4 hours before it crashed to earth. The impact occurred on November 19, 2022 between the lake Erie of USA and the lake Ontarioto Canada.

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