Earth was drumming by fairly quite a rock on Saturday. Called "asteroid" 2019 JR1, our celestial visitor evolved by what astronomers call "close access of the Earth", which come within a few million kilometers from the planet's surface.
Classified as an object near the Earth (NEO), the asteroid 2019 JR1 was discovered only recently, surpassing NASA's radar – so to speak – just over two weeks ago.For the first time detected on May 2, space rock was determined as an Apollo-type asteroid – The solar system is similar to the Apollo 1862, and sometimes crosses the Earth's orbit around the sun.
According to the CNEOS, asteroid 2019 JR1 is estimated to be anywhere between 108 and 242 meters in diameter, while a space rock of this size can pose some serious problems if it turns too close for The asteroid 2019 JR1 has never given us cause to worry, the object has performed a harmless ball of the Earth earlier today – and is not expected to return in the foreseeable future – announced the tracking of asteroids from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
As CNEOS explains, objects near Earth – such as asteroid 2019 JR1 – are celestial bodies, or asteroids or comets, "pushed by the gravitational pull of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter Earth's neighborhood."
"Note that the" close "astronomical passage can be very far in human terms: millions or even tens of millions of miles."
Driping into space at astonishing speeds of more than 22,000 km / h, asteroid 2019 JR1 made its closest approach to Earth at 1:46 pm ET During today's meeting, the asteroid passed within 3.85 million kilometers of Earth, Most on earth, the space rock was 16.14 times farther from the moon.
Tomorrow, the Earth is in another close brush with a much bigger asteroid. as The Inquisitor Recently reported that a giant 1,280-meter-wide asteroid, nearly three times larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza, would pay the planet close and sure enough – on May 19, the planet hummed at a distance of 4 million kilometers.
A massive 1,280-foot asteroid will be thin next planet next Sunday at more than 58,000 mph. Space rock will miss the Earth by 4 million miles. #Space https://t.co/hvOVumVWpd
– INQUISITR (@theinquisitr) May 13, 2019
The series of near asteroid flybys continues on Monday with a visit from the JL3 2019 asteroid. Discovered just 10 days ago, Space Rock is thought to be between 92 feet wide and 206 feet wide and will zoom the Earth past in the early morning.
After examining its orbit, orbit and proximity to our planet, the JPL asteroids tracked the moment of its approach to 3:33 in the morning. Although smaller than its predecessors, the asteroid 2019 JL3 will pass much closer to our Earth, skimming Earth from a distance of 585,900 km.It is 2.46 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
The asteroid will be back in about two years and will be on a second visit on August 25, 2021. However, the next flight of the Earth will be much further, bringing it only 32.28 million kilometers from the Earth's surface.