. World News – AU – Asteroid the size of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which died at 90. 000 km / h to the earth

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The giant with the name 2000 WO107, which is estimated at 0. A diameter of 51 km or roughly the height of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, will pay a visit to the earth at 10 o’clock (cosmically speaking). 09:00 GMT (5. 9 a.m. ET) on Sunday, Nov.. November.

The visitor will not stay long, because despite his enormous size he is traveling with a full 25. 07 km per second – or about 90. 000 km / h. As a reference, the average ball moves around 4. 500 km / h. It will also not be visible to most Earthlings as it is tuned to what NASA considers a « close flyby » at a paltry 0. 02876 Astronomical Units (AU) from Earth – or 2. 673. 409 miles.

NASA defines a Near Earth Object (NEO) as an asteroid or comet that is within 1. 3 AU of the earth.

In the meantime, there will be plenty of activity in our cosmic backyard. Five asteroids are due in the area on Monday and Tuesday alone.

On Monday three space rocks, 2020 WN (9. 5 m diameter), 2020 VW2 (14 m) and 2020 WC (10 m) shoot past the earth with 1. 6 million kilometers, seven million kilometers and 1. 6 million kilometers each.

The average distance between the earth and the moon is approximately 385. 000 km, but NASA considers all objects within a 7th. 5 million kilometers range (or 19. 5 times distance to the moon) worth monitoring in case a sudden course correction occurs.

On Tuesday, the 47 meter long WJ16 2017 and the 31 meter long 2020 TJ8 will pass the planet over two million kilometers and 6 kilometers. 4 million kilometers before the next round of space rocks hums our planetary defenses.

NASA and other space agencies around the world keep a watchful eye around the clock, but there is plenty of sky to cover. Sometimes humanity misses those close flybys, as it did on a new record breaking flyby this month.

Asteroid, Earth

World news – AU – Asteroid the size of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which turned 90. 000 km / h to the earth

Ref: https://www.rt.com

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