The largest asteroid of the year approaches the Earth at an unusually fast speed.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has watched it for more than 20 years and is included in the list of potential hazards
Its name is 2001 FO32, and it is a rock formed when the solar system originated. The pilgrimage through our universe neighbourhood may take 4.6 billion years, millions of years, millions of years.
Its orbit goes around us for the first time every 810 angels, and on this Sunday, March 21, it will approach the earth at a devilish speed. This is a typical feature of a rock walking from space: 124,000 kilometers per hour.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been monitoring it for decades. Today, it has become the focus of attention. Since 2001, FO32 has not approached it again until 2052, and it is a possible hiding earth. Asteroids with secret origins.
Why is it considered as a potential danger?
Because of this orbit, when the asteroid approaches the Earth, it will travel at an abnormally fast speed of 77,000 mph (124,000 kph).
There is no danger of collision now or in the future. Paul Jordas of the California Near-Earth Objects Research Center said: “We know very well the orbit of ‘2001 FO32’ around the sun. We have been tracking it since it was discovered 20 years ago. “This asteroid is no more than 2 million kilometers. “Then? Why was it included in the list of potentially dangerous asteroids?
Nevertheless, from an astronomical point of view, this distance is still very close, which is why 2001 FO32 was designated as a “potentially dangerous asteroid”. CNEOS supports high-precision orbit calculations for Near-Earth Objects (NEO) to support the United States Earth Defense Coordination Office In NASA, Rely on ground-based telescopes and radars to help accurately characterize the orbit of each near-Earth object to improve long-term risk assessment.
Under this method, 2001 FO32 will pass at a speed of approximately 77,000 mph (124,000 kph), which is faster than most asteroids meet the Earth.
The reason why the asteroid approached so quickly was because it had a highly tilted and elongated (or eccentric) orbit around the sun, which was tilted 39 degrees to the Earth’s orbital plane. This orbit brings the asteroid closer to the sun than Mercury, and the distance from the sun is twice that of Mars.
With the 2001 FO32 entering the inner solar system, the asteroid looks like Skater Roll down Half pipe, Was sent back to deep space and swung towards the sun, then slowed down, completing an orbital flight every 810 days (about 2 1/4 years).
The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research Program discovered asteroid 2001 FO32 in March 2001(Linear)In Socorro, New Mexico, based on optical measurements, it is estimated to be about 3,000 feet (1 km) wide.
During the recent follow-up observation New world, 2001 FO32 seems very faint when viewed at infrared wavelengths, which indicates that the diameter of the object may be less than 1 km. Analysis by the Neowise team indicated that it is 1,300 to 2,230 feet (440 to 680 meters) wide.
Even if it is small, 2001 FO32 will still be the largest asteroid, and it will cross our planet in 2021.
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