NASA confirms it: an asteroid, larger than any building on Earth, will soon pass close to the earth!

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“Near-Earth asteroid 1994 PC1 (~1km wide) is very well known and has been studied for decades by our #PlanetaryDefense experts,” NASA said.

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“Rest assured that 1994 PC1 will safely pass by our planet, 1.2 million kilometers away, next Tuesday, January 18. »

NASA is currently investigating defense methods against any asteroids with the potential to come too close to Earth. “DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is the very first mission devoted to the study and demonstration of a method of asteroid deflection, which consists of modifying the movement of an asteroid in space by a kinetic impact. »

Earlier this week, a 104-meter-wide asteroid passed in front of Earth. It approached within 3.48 million kilometers of our planet. Despite its impressive size, it was slightly too small to be considered a potentially dangerous object.

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