In August, asteroid 2009 PQ1 will approach the Earth roughly the size of a football field (FIFA’s recommended soccer field dimensions are 68 m wide and 105 m long) reported on Tuesday, July 28, at the Center for Near Earth Objects Research (CNEOS) of the National Aeronautics Administration and space exploration USA (NASA).
According to the space agency, the asteroid will pass near the Earth on August 5 at a distance of 3.2 million km at a speed of 13.4 km / s, its diameter is from 84 to 190 m.
The asteroid was discovered on August 14, 2009 and belongs to the “Apollo” – near-Earth celestial bodies whose orbit crosses the Earth’s orbit. According to open data, the next time the asteroid will fly near the Earth will be in 2137.
Earlier in CNEOS warned about the approach to Earth on November 29, a giant asteroid . The diameter of the asteroid, which was named 153201 (2000 WO107), ranges from 370 to 820 m. The celestial body will rush past the Earth at a speed of 25.07 km / s at a distance of 4.3 million km.