Asteroid 2001 FO32 the largest space rock to fly by Earth in 2021, closest approach on 21 March- Technology Information, Gadgetclock
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(*21*)Close to-Earth asteroid 2001 FO32 – the largest asteroid to move by Earth in 2021 – goes to make its closest approach of Earth on 21 March. In a weblog put up, the Nationwide Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) stated that there isn’t any menace of collision from the asteroid, which goes to be at its closest distance to our planet on 21 March, at a velocity of 1,24,000 kmph. Talking about 2001 FO32, director of the Middle for Close to-Earth Object Research Dr Paul Chodas stated that the orbital path of this asteroid is precisely recognized, since 2001 FO32 has been tracked for the final 20 years. The asteroid won’t come nearer than 1.25 million miles to Earth, Chodas added.
(*21*)At the distance the asteroid is approaching Earth, it’s secure, it has been referred to as doubtlessly hazardous as a result of, in astronomical phrases, the distance of 1.25 million miles (2 million km) is a reasonably shut approach. It will current astronomers and space lovers with the alternative to observe the asteroid intently. They’ll research the asteroid’s brightness, reflectiveness and dimension at the closest observable distance from Earth. Astronomers can even give you the option to get a tough concept of the composition of this asteroid.
(*21*)Vishnu Reddy, Affiliate Professor at the College of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson, stated that they’re trying to research the geology of the asteroid utilizing a telescope. To check 2001 FO32, a 3.2-meter telescope perched at the high of the dormant volcano Mauna Kea in Hawaii will likely be used.
(*21*)The weblog put up additionally says that asteroid 2001 FO32 shouldn’t be going to get shut to Earth once more till 2052, and when that occurs, it would move by at 1.75 million miles (~2.8 million km) away.
(*21*)2001 FO32 was first found on 23 March 2001 in New Mexico by the Lincoln Close to-Earth Asteroid Analysis (LINEAR). The asteroid has an elliptical orbit, and it takes 810 days to orbit round the solar.