Asteroid dangerous to humanity flies to Earth

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Scientists have recorded the approach to Earth of asteroid 163348 (2002 NN4). The cosmic body is considered potentially dangerous, as it crosses the orbit of our planet. This was reported in NASA.

Astronomers discovered 2002 NN4 in 2002. An asteroid makes a complete revolution around the Sun in about 300 Earth days. A celestial body the size of a football field – from 250 to 570 meters. It is more than 90% of other potentially dangerous objects.

According to scientists, the asteroid will approach the Earth on June 6 at 6.20 Moscow time. At the time of approach, the smallest distance will be 5.93 million kilometers, which is 13 times greater than from Earth to the Moon.

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