Asteroids,size Half of Mount Everest Tracks by NASA 4Km Approaching Earth.

Isang asteroid ang binabantayang dadaan sa mundo na ang laki ay kalahati ng Mount Everest, ang direksyon nito ay papunta sa mundo na inaasahang dadaan sa susunod na buwan, ngunit ayon sa mga scientists hindi naman inaasahang tatama direkta sa ating mundo.

Ang bagay na ito ay tinatawag na 52768 (1998 OR2) na nasa 1 to 2.5 miles ang lawak at dadaan sa 3,908,791 miles na gagalaw naman sa 19,461 miles kada oras.

Unang na diskubre ang asteroids noong 1998 ng NASA at sinasabing Malaki nga ito, na pwedeng mag cause ng global effects kapag tinamaan ang mundo.

Ayon pa sa ulat ng Daily Mail:

The flyby is expected for Wednesday, April 29 at 4:56 AM ET, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies that tracks Near-Earth Objects (NEAT) that could collide with Earth.

The discovery of 52768 came on the heels of NASA installing ‘new state-of-the-art computing and data analysis hardware that speeds our search for near-Earth objects,’ said NEAT Project Manager Dr. Steven Pravdo of JPL, in a statement.

The asteroid orbits the sun every 1,340 days, or 3.67 years and completes a rotation on its axis every 4.11 days, CNN first reported.

A different asteroid has made headlines this month when it was found to be orbiting Earth for the past three years.

NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey discovered a temporarily captured asteroid, called 2020 CD3, which has been orbiting our planet for three years.

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