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NASA warned of approaching Earth asteroid

An asteroid of the “potentially dangerous” category will approach Earth on June 6, TASS reported, citing a NASA announcement.
The diameter of the asteroid, called 163348 (2002 NN4), is from 250 to 570 m. It will pass off our planet at a distance of 5.1 million km at a speed of 11.1 km/s, the BTA reported.

Until now, astronomers have noticed in the surrounding space - within 0.05 astronomical units or 7 million km, about 8000 asteroids measuring more than 140 m. NASA categorizes such celestial bodies as “potentially dangerous.” Their total number could be as high as 25,000, Spaces wrote on the site.


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