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Recently discovered on November 4 is Asteroid Approach Earth



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TEMPO.CO, Rome – Three asteroids approached the earth this weekend, and one of them crossed our planet closer to the moon's distance to the ground, as reported by Live Science on November 9, 2018.

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On Saturday, November 10, the 2018 VX1 asteroid will be around 236,100 miles (380,000 kilometers) from the ground. That position is closer than the moon, which lies about 238,900 miles (384,400 km) away from the ground.

When these space rocks approach, it will not hurt the earth, said astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, founder and director of the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy, which streamed directly from Saturday at 1:00 AM EST or Sunday at 1:00 AM WIB.

"There is no risk of impact on the ground," said Masi Live Science. "While one of them comes as close as a month, the distance is still high."

Two other asteroids will not move close enough to the ground, but still attract the researchers' attention. This includes the 2018 VS1 asteroid, which will be around 861,700 miles (1.38 million km) from Earth or nearly four times the Earth's distance to the Moon at 9:03 AM EST.

Meanwhile, the 2018 VR1 asteroid is expected to approach Earth on Saturday 09:19 EST (14:19 UTC) on Saturday or Saturday at 9.00 WIB. This asteroid is even longer – about 5 million km from the earth. This asteroid has a diameter between 45 and 100 feet (13 and 30 m).

People on earth will be able to see the star in the show – asteroid 2018 VX1 – online around 1:20 a.m. "At the least distance from us," Masi said.

This particular asteroid was discovered by scientists at Mount Lemmon Survey, near Tucson, Arizona, a few days ago, November 4th. Two days later, the Minor Planet Center announced the discovery and estimated the asteroid's diameter being between 26 and 59 feet (8 and 18 m).

The virtual telescope takes pictures of a 2018 VX1 Asteroid with a single exposure, 600 seconds on November 8th. "Telescope clearly traces asteroid movements, that's why the stars show track length," Masi said. "The asteroid looks like a sharp bright spot in the center of the picture, marked by two red lines."

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