NASA is closely monitoring this asteroid deemed “potentially dangerous”. The space rock should pass in front of the Earth this Tuesday, June 1 in the afternoon, according to an American magazine.
The asteroid will pass at a speed of more than 64,000 km / h
The space agency NASA is currently monitoring nearly 26,000 asteroids NEOs. According to the magazine “Newsweek“, a space rock taller than the Eiffel Tower will graze the Terre, a few million kilometers away, this Tuesday around 3:24 pm It would pass at a speed of over 64,000 km / h.
Between 150 to 330 meters in diameter
Its distance from our planet is estimated to be approximately 4.5 million miles (7.24 million kilometers). This is roughly 19 times greater than that which separates the Terre from the moon. The NASA closely follows this rocher which, according to his estimates, measures between 150 and 330 meters in diameter.
Known under the name of “2021 KT1”
Potentially taller than the Eiffel Tower (which is 324 meters high to the tip) thehuge rock, known as “2021 KT1 “, is equivalent to almost three times the length of the Stade de France. The NASA classifies it as a “potentially dangerous asteroid”.