The Caribbean Astronomical Society It has been reported today that a space rock discovered this week will move closer to Earth next Monday.
This is the named asteroid “2021 GW4”, a space rock 16.4 feet (5 m) in diameter. “It is considered a small asteroid and without the risk of attack,” the Society said in a statement.
The Society says the asteroid will go much closer than the orbit of television satellites.
The educational institution added it The close-up will take place on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m. It will be on Sunday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., Because from the Earth’s point of view, the asteroid Leo will “brush” the galaxy Messi 95 in the galaxy.
NASA calculations indicate that Space rock comes within just 12,313 miles of the Earth’s surface, equivalent to only 5% of the distance between the Earth and the Moon., Noted the Caribbean Astronomical Society. The asteroid “2021 GW4” travels at a speed of 18,706 miles per hour (30,104 km per hour).
The Caribbean Astronomical Society stressed that there was no risk of damage. “It simply came to our notice then. Unless a significant amount of dangerous path is found, there is no reason to be afraid, ”the organization said.