TEMPO.CO, Rome This weekend, three asteroids approached the planet and passed one of the planets closer to Earth than the moon, as reported on Live Science on 9 November 2018.
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Saturday, November 10, 2018, the VX1 asteroid is approximately 236,100 miles (380,000 km) from Earth. Its position is closer to the moon, which is about 238,900 miles (384,400 km) away from the earth.
As the space rocks approach, astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, founder and director of the Italian Virtual Telescope Project, is reported to stream directly to the WIB on Saturday at 1 pm or 1 pm (Sunday).
Masi said, "There is no danger of affecting the planet." One of them will be near for a month, but the distance is still great. "
The other two asteroids do not roam near the earth, but they are still attracting the attention of scientists. This includes the 2018 VS1 asteroid, which will be nearly four times the distance of the moon's lunar Earth at approximately 861,700 miles (137,000 km) or 9:03 am EST.
Meanwhile, the 2018 VR1 asteroid is expected to approach Earth on Saturday or Saturday at 9:19 pm ET (WIB) at 9:19 am ET (14:19 ET). This asteroid is about 5 million kilometers farther from Earth. This asteroid is 45 to 100 feet (13 to 30 meters) in diameter.
People on Earth can see asteroid 2018 VX1 star online about 1:20 ET. "At a minimum distance from us," Masi said.
This special asteroid was discovered just a few days ago by scientists at Mount Lemmon Survey near Tucson, Arizona, on November 4. Two days later, the Small Planet Center announced its findings by estimating the diameter of the asteroid at 26 to 59 feet (8 to 18 meters).
The virtual telescope will shoot a single exposure, a picture of the 2018 VX1 asteroid, November 8 600 seconds. "This is why stars show tracking lengths because the telescope tracks clear asteroid movements," Masi said. "The asteroid looks like a sharp point of light in the middle of an image marked with two red lines."
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