FP trendAugust 2, 2021 18:37:24 IST
The asteroid will pass through Earth on Saturday, August 21st. The asteroid is 1.4km wide and is moving at 94,208km / h. It is a medium-sized asteroid that passes within 3,427,445 km from Earth.
Named 2016 AJ193, it will approach Earth at 11:10 EST (8:40 pm India Standard Time). NASA has been Classification As a near-Earth asteroid and a potentially dangerous asteroid. NASA astronomers will use radar to observe asteroids from August 20th to August 24th.
At this distance, the asteroid is close to Earth, but astronomically it is so close that it is still classified as potentially dangerous.
Examining the asteroid’s orbit reveals that the asteroid is unlikely to collide with the Earth.
As reported by Earth SkyThe year of the asteroid’s name comes from the time it was discovered in January 2016.
According to, to get it in sight JPost According to reports, the asteroid 2016 AJ193 is 1.5 times the size of Burj Khalifa, more than 3 times the size of the Empire State Building, and more than 4.5 times the size of the Eiffel Tower.
It was first discovered by the Panorama Survey Telescope and Fast Response System (Pan-STARRS) facility at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii.
According to NASA JPL, the orbit of the asteroid is very elliptical, orbiting the Sun every 2,160 days or every 5.91 years.
NS Publication The 2016 AJ193 states that even the shortest distance is 8.9 times the distance of the moon from Earth.
An asteroid larger than Burj Khalifa will pass Earth on August 21-Technology News, Firstpost
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