An asteroid twice the size of the Empire State Building has just passed by Earth

This asteroid (also known as a small asteroid) flew past the Earth at about 21:51 on January 18, 2022 GMT (ie 4:51 am on January 19, 2022 Hanoi time), according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. US headquarters (NASA).

The NASA division specializing in the study of objects that can collide with Earth said that the aforementioned giant rock is called 7482 (1994 PC1) and flew close to the blue planet at a distance of 1.93 million km with a distance of 1.93 million km. speed 76,193km/h.

Experts first discovered this asteroid in 1994.

The largest asteroid to ever pass by Earth was 3122 Florence (1981 ET3). It came close to Earth on September 1, 2017 and has a width of about 4-9km.

In November 2021, NASA launched a spacecraft into space to test the ability of the impact to deflect the asteroid, to avoid it hitting the Earth.

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