An asteroid classified by NASA as potentially dangerous is currently at & # 39; a path to the earth. According to the data collected through the space agency, the asteroid present is greater than the Golden Gate Bridge towers.
Details about the asteroid, called 2010 PK9, were collected by NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). According to CNEOS, the massive space explorer is currently traveling almost 37,000 kilometers per hour and has a distance of 853 meters.
CNEOS estimated that 2010 PK9 stood at the ground on July 26 at 3:04 pm. During this time, the asteroid flew a distance of about 0.02107 astronomical units or about 1.9 million miles from the center of Earth.
According to CNEOS database, 2010 is PK9 in Athens asteroid. This means that their job alternates with the & # 39; e sin from & # 39; earth. This is what causes the arching to classify it as a potentially dangerous Asteroid (PHA).
"[PHAs] are currently defined on the basis of parameters that do not measure the asteroid's potential to approach the earth, "CNEOS said in a statement.
"In & # 39; all common asteroids are with a minimum bitrate of 0.05 [astronomical units] or less and an absolute measure of 22.0 or less than PHA considered, "it added.
2010 PK9 was first evaluated on August 5, 2010. Research on her trajectory allows CNEOS researchers to identify the previous asteroid's earlier planetary concepts. In addition to the earth, the researcher discovered that the asteroid often visited Mercury and Venus.
The first record of & # 39; e Flyers from & # 39; A PK9 2010 was launched on June 1, 1900, when it was distanced from Mercury by about 0.04451 astronomical units or about 4.1 million kilometers.
The last time in 2010 was PK9 in & # 39; the earth came on September 3, 2018. At that time, the asteroid arrived at the planet & # 39; a distance of about 0.1173 astronomical units or 16 million kilometers away.
After this week's approach, PK9 2010 will try Mercury and Venus. CNEOS praised that the asteroid returns to the area on August 25, 2022.