According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), on December 11, the asteroid 4660 Nerius is expected to be closest to Earth for 20 years.
According to NASA, it is a larger asteroid than the Eiffel Tower orbiting Earth in December and scientists consider it a unique piece.
Asteroid 4660 Nerius is classified as a “potentially dangerous” rock because of its proximity to Earth and, according to experts, is an 330-meter-oval asteroid about 4 million kilometers from Earth. However, even though it appears to be far away, it is ten times farther away than the Moon, which is considered close by cosmic standards, but they suggest not to panic.
According to scientists, Nerius is a frequent target for space travel due to its oval shape, size and orbit around the Sun, and it is an ideal asteroid. Also, in 2009, researchers considered him a “strong candidate for a meeting task.”
Any space object moving faster than 4.65 million miles is classified by NASA as “dangerous” by alert space systems.
According to scientists, it will take about a year for a robotic spacecraft to orbit the asteroid 4660 Nerius.