A new asteroid discovered by astronomers at NASA is getting a lot of attention. US space agency 2011 AG5 announced that the asteroid, known as
It continues to approach the Earth
First discovered in 2011, the asteroid came very close to Earth on February 3, 2023 and passed 1.7 million km from our planet. Astronomers took this opportunity and studied the asteroid using the Goldstone Solar System Radar.
The size of the Empire State Building
Asteroid 487 metre in length and 152 feet wide showed that. It was also stated that it has a coal-black-looking pitted surface.
As it approached Earth on February 3, NASA’s Near Earth Object Studies Center (CNEOS) provided important information. Accordingly, 2011 AG5 orbits the Sun every 621 days and will not revisit Earth until 2040.
When it was discovered in 2011, it was a cause for concern because of the possibility of colliding with the Earth. The last observation ruled out any possibility of collision. CNEOS New measurements made by his team will further clarify his future position.