What You Need To Know About The High-Speed ‘Dangerous’ Asteroid That Will Pass Close To Earth In February

The asteroid is known for its high speed between near-Earth objects. The high speed of overflight is the result of the orbit of the asteroid, which is very close to the Sun: 18 million kilometers.

The time when the closest approach to our planet will be recorded will be at 21:30 GMT, although it will be at least 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, which is 4.2 million kilometers.

200 AJ129 has an intermediate size, between 0.5 and 1.2 kilometers. It was discovered on January 15, 2002 by NASA’s near-Earth asteroid tracking project at the Maui space surveillance site in Haleakala, Hawaii.

Although this asteroid is in the category of potentially dangerous, it does not represent a real threat of collision with our planet in the near future.

In a statement, the manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies.

 Paul Chodas, said: “We have been following this asteroid for more than 14 years and we know if it orbits very accurately”; I have added: “Our calculations indicate that the asteroid has no chance of colliding with the Earth on February 4 or at any time during the next 100 years.”



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