A very important piece of space rock must be spent tomorrow for our planet. It is called the 2019 HO3 asteroid, the celestial object is estimated to reach 393 meters wide and will pass through our corner of space in the early hours of Wednesday for the so-called "Land Appropriation", crawlers of asteroids at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA (JPL) in Pasadena, California, announced yesterday.
Discovered in early April, the asteroid has been under strict observation during the last 25 days. After studying its trajectory, its speed and its proximity to the Earth, JPL specialists have identified the date and time of their surroundings flying to our planet. According to its calculations, the 2019 HO3 asteroid will pass through the Earth at 6:17 am tomorrow morning.
When approaching closely, the asteroid will pass through space at a breaking speed of more than 41,000 mph. This is 54.3 times the speed of sound.
It is classified as an Earth's own object (NEO), it is estimated that the space rock measured between 170.6 ft and 393.7 ft in diameter. Although an asteroid of this size will pose some serious problems if you pass a bit too close for more comfort, tomorrow's overflow will be perfectly safe. The data from NASA's Near Earth Studios Center shows that there is no reason to worry, since space rock is not in danger of colliding with planet Earth.
In fact, during the approach next morning, the 2019 HO3 asteroid will only reach 3.27 million kilometers from the surface of our planet. Taking into account this great distance – which is equivalent to 0.0352 astronomical units (UA), where a UA represents the distance between Earth and Sun, or approximately 93 million miles – the space rock will be 13.7 times more Far away from the moon when it reaches a barrel through our neck of cosmic forests Wednesday morning.
The morning brush with the 2019 HO3 asteroid will not be the first or the last encounter with space rock walking. As the JPL information was revealed, this NEO in particular has been present around our solar system for almost a century and will continue to do it for at least 175 years.
The last time the space rock paid the Earth a visit was almost exactly one year ago, on April 18, 2018. However, during its overflow of the previous year, the asteroid intoned the Land far beyond, since it only managed to enter a level of 27.8 million. miles from our planet.
The 2019 HO3 asteroid will return to another meeting next April 24. After that time, rock space will disappear for a few years, only to resurface in 2026.
How The Inquisitr It was previously reported that NEOs are celestial bodies, such as comets and asteroids, which surround the sun in an orbit that allows them to "enter the Earth's neighborhood" and occasionally approach our planet.
"Keep in mind that a" near "step astronomically can be very far in human terms: millions or even tens of millions of kilometers," says CNEOS.