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Tomorrow, a meteorite shaped like a mountain will pass through the earth

On Wednesday, April 29, a very large meteoroid (asteroid) will pass by the Earth. According to the US space agency NASA, this meteorite will pass at a speed of about 19 thousand kilometers per hour. According to scientists, there is no possibility of this meteorite hitting the Earth, so people need not panic.

According to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Studies, the meteorite will pass near the Earth at 5:56 am (Eastern Time) on April 29. Scientists say that this meteorite, which is the size of a huge mountain, will affect the whole world if it hits the Earth. However, its chances of hitting the Earth are slim. According to scientists, there is a 50 thousand chances of such a meteorite hitting the Earth every hundred years. But it has happened very rarely in the known history of the Earth that such a big meteorite has hit the earth. Meteorites with a few meters in diameter enter the Earth’s atmosphere, but they burn immediately and only small pieces of them reach the surface of the Earth.

The name of this meteorite is 1998 RO2 (1998 RO2). Scientists gave information about its passing through the earth about one and a half months ago. It was then said that its size is like a big mountain. Along with this, it was feared that due to the speed with which this meteorite is rising, a tsunami may also come if it touches the earth.

This astronomical phenomenon cannot be seen with the naked eye. People can see it only with the help of telescope. NASA only came to know about this celestial body in 1998. After this, scientists have named it 52768 and 1998 OR-2. Its class is flat. Scientists have been studying it continuously since 1998.

This post was published on April 28, 2020 9:58 pm

Santosh Sahu

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