Space: NASA announces the passage of two space rocks "close" to Earth this weekend

Space: NASA announces the passage of two space rocks “close” to Earth this weekend

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Two asteroids will pass close to Earth, according to NASA. Asteroid 2016 CZ31 will pass on Friday, July 29, followed by 2013 CU83 on Saturday, July 30.

A 120-meter chunk of rock will pass “close” to Earth on Friday, according to data from NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). This asteroid discovered in 2016 will be near our planet at night from Friday to Saturday. Relative convergence when we know it will actually pass 2.7 million km from Earth. This corresponds to 7 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. It will pass at a speed of 55,000 km / h

According to NASA, this is not the first time this asteroid has approached Earth, it actually appeared at a similar distance in 1922. It also returned to our solar system in 2010 and 2015. After the research conducted by the space agency, we will not see it again until July 22, 2041.

A second asteroid the next night

The second space object should appear at a distance of 6.9 million kilometers overnight from Saturday to Sunday. Slower than its predecessor, the 2013 CU83 should cross the sky at a speed of 21,082 km/h.

These reports are frequent from NASA, but the distance at the moment is too great to worry about.

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