The fast asteroid is not expected to come to the ground until April, but when it does, it will be an incredibly close shave. The asteroid that is duplicated by NASA Asteroid 2016 GE1 will fly off our home plane Thursday, April 4. NASA's asteroid tracer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, predicts that GE1 appears close to Earth around 7pm. 18.66 BST (5.26 at UTC). The US space agency said that Asteroid GE1 will glimpse our home business on a so-called Earth Close Approach path.
Asteroid GE1 is an Asteroid of the Apollo type discovered on April 2, 2016.
The space path was found three years ago when it cut into the Earth's circuit that earned it the title of a "near ground object" or NEO.
NASA explained: "When they encircle the sun, nearby soils can sometimes approach close to Earth.
" Note that a "close" passage astronomically can be very far away in human terms: millions or even tens of thousands of kilometers. "
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Previously, the asteroid visited Earth's corner of space on three occasions between February 201
On April 5, 2016, the asteroid also flew by The moon is incredibly dense 19659003] Next week, the asteroid will pass the ground probably for the last time in the foreseeable future, but will do so from a very close distance.
According to NASA, barreling space rock will reach a minimum distance on April 4 in 0.00285 astronomical units (au) from Earth.
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An astronomical unit measures about 93 million miles (149.6 million km), which is the average distance from the ground to the sun.
NASA expects the Asteroid GE1 to drastically trim this down next week to just 264,924 miles (426,353 km).
JPL said this is approx. 1.11 times the distance from the ground to the moon.
But the nearby approach does not mean that the asteroid will hit us anytime soon and there is a good chance that the asteroid will actually pass the ground four times longer than the moon.
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NASA said the nominal nearby distance for the asteroid measures about 0.00998 au or 927.698 miles (1.49 million km).
NASA also said the asteroid measures somewhere in the range from 42.6ft to 91.8ft (13m to 28m) across.
At the upper end of the scale, the asteroid is more than three times as long as a double-decker bus in London.
After the space rock passes the ground next Thursday, NASA does not expect any further close approaches from the asteroid in the near future.