Discovered asteroid will approach the Earth

08.04.2010

According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA JPL in Pasadena, California, has just discovered asteroid 2010GA6 April 9, 2010 Moscow time will pass near the Earth at a distance slightly smaller distance to the moon (about 359 million km).

Information about the size of an asteroid — estimated, based on assumptions about its surface albedo. They are now estimated at 22 meters in diameter.

The problem is threatening the Earth asteroids escalated after the detection of the solar system, a large number of very dark objects that can be observed only in the infrared range using space telescopes.

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