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Truck-sized asteroid to fly ‘very close’ to Earth in next few hours

The asteroid was discovered just a few days ago, and NASA quickly analyzed the sightings. | Font: POT

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AND asteroid the size of a truck will pass “close” to Earth on the same Thursday POT will keep a close eye on him.

2023 boo It has an approximate size of 3.5 to 8.5 meters wide and POT predicts it will pass just 3,600 kilometers over the southern tip of South America in the afternoon.

unusual case

POT clearly indicates that there is no risk that asteroid hitting the earth.

However, if this happens, asteroid it will turn into a fireball and disintegrate in the atmosphere.

2023 boo it was discovered only a few days ago by Gennady Borisov, who also discovered the interstellar comet 2l/Borisov from the Crimea.

According to Davide Farnoccia, a navigation engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “this is one of the closest approaches an object has ever made to Earth.”

Changes in your trajectory

Approach to Earth from 2023 boo will cause a change in its trajectory due to the gravity of the planet.

Before meeting with Earthorbit asteroid around the Sun was similar to ours with 359 days to complete it.

Once completed, it will be longer and will take 425 days to complete.

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