2021 EQ3 approached 278,000 kilometers from our planet, which is 0.72 times the distance between Earth and the Moon.
Approved in 2021 EQ3, and at about 21 meters, the equivalent length of an aircraft, an asteroid passed near Earth on Tuesday at a speed of 43,000 kilometers per hour, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) website from NASA.
The space rock is roughly the same size as a meteor that exploded due to air contact in 2013 over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,500 people and destroying nearly 7,000 buildings.
2021 EQ3 passed 278,000 km from our planet, which is 0.72 times the distance between Earth and the Moon.
With that It wasn’t the only asteroid that came close Down to earth this Tuesday. On the same day, 2021 EJ3 approached, with a length of 10 meters, which only exceeded 759,610 kilometers; 2021 EW3, 16 m, 2.4 million km; The 2021 DT, 34 meters, is just over seven million kilometers.
On the one hand, these methods will only be a “ prelude ” to the impending visit of 2001 FO32, the largest asteroid expected to pass this year near Earth, and which will be in close proximity to our planet on March 21. .
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