Another asteroid may be hiding: NASA announced that two space rocks will pass "close" to Earth this weekend

Another asteroid may be hiding: NASA announced that two space rocks will pass “close” to Earth this weekend

According to NASA, asteroid 2016 CZ31 will make another “close pass” on Friday, July 29. It will be followed by asteroid 531944 (2013 CU83) on Saturday, July 30.

An asteroid over 120 meters high is expected to pass “close” to Earth according to NASA on July 29. Dignitaries Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) from NASA indicates that this piece of space rock called 2016 CZ31 (discovered in 2016), will be found near our planet, About 2.7 million kilometers overnight from Friday to Saturday. Thus, it is not the first time that he has come close to Earth.

Two asteroids approaching our planet back to back!

According to NASA, Asteroid 2016 CZ31 will take a “close approach” on July 29, followed by asteroid 531944 (2013 CU83) on July 30.

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\ud83d\udcf8: Kommuicacio LWP pic.twitter.com/aaPPmIJ8nT

– Indian weather channel (eatherindia) 27 July 2022

According to the Center for the Study of Near-Earth Objects, this asteroid actually found itself at a similar distance, which was in 1922. Since then it has appeared several times in our solar system such as in 2015 and 2010.

This asteroid is part of the Apollo class, a group whose orbits are located close to Earth. 2016 CZ31 has an orbital period of about 630 days. This year, the asteroid will be closest to Earth on July 29. We won’t see him again until July 22, 2041.

object name\u2604\ufe0f: (2016 CZ31)

not dangerous \ ud83d \ ude05

Close Approach Date\ud83d\uddd3\ufe0f: 2022-Jul-29 14:40

Rated diameter\ud83d\udccf: 96.51 to 215.79m

Relative speed: 56095.06 km/h

– Near Earth Objects (ws_neo) 26 July 2022

The 2016 CZ31 should pass relatively close to Earth, about seven times the distance between Earth and the Moon, at 55,000 km/h.

Finally, a second asteroid, 2013 CU83, is expected to pass “close” to Earth at a distance of about 6.9 million km overnight from Saturday to Sunday. The asteroid will move slower than the 2016 CZ3, reaching a speed of about 21,082 km/h.

But rest assured. Fortunately, there is almost no possibility of hitting these two space rocks on Earth.

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