Astronomers have discovered an asteroid that will pass as close as possible to Earth

(ORDO NEWS) — NASA astronomers unexpectedly discovered a bus-sized asteroid 2022 NF, which should be as close as possible to Earth on June 7, this was reported on the official website of the department.

A celestial object will pass near the Earth at a distance of 90 thousand km – this is about 23% of the average distance between the Earth and the Moon.

According to astronomers, the asteroid reaches 5 meters in height and 12 meters in length, which makes it small.

Because of this, 2022 NF does not meet the criteria for a “potentially dangerous asteroid” – such space bodies should usually be at least 140 meters long and pass within 7.5 million km from Earth.


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