An asteroid the size of 50 meters fly near the Earth

An asteroid the size of about 50 meters fly next to Earth on Sunday night, the website observatory ISON-NM.


New asteroids near Earth, was discovered in a private observatory Tenagra (USA, Arizona).

While the discovery has not yet been confirmed by other observatories, the object is temporary designation TCT501. The diameter of the celestial body is estimated to be 25-50 meters.

On Sunday, at 19.03 MSK asteroid will fly at a minimum distance from the Earth to 256.5 thousand kilometers from Earth — about 0.6 lunar distance.

Currently, the object has a brightness of 16 magnitude, astronomers expect to carry out the photometric observations of the object, which will, in particular, to determine the period of rotation.

Category: Astronomy and Space

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