BRIN predicts an asteroid will cross Earth in February, is it dangerous? – After world

MEDIA BLITAR – ONE Asteroid It is rumored to be passing near the planet Earth.

The message was delivered by National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN) via its official website.

The asteroid is named Asteroid 2022 AA by its discoverers, namely the Minor Planet Center (Center for Small Planets / MPC), later confirmed by the International Astronomical Union.

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Originally Asteroid The asteroid was discovered on January 1, 2022, according to Andi Pangeran, a researcher at the BRIN Space Research Center. Asteroid Apollo.

“The asteroid was not discovered until January 1, 2022. Asteroid 2022 AA belongs to the family of Asteroid Apollo because the average distance of the asteroid is greater than the average distance Earth to the sun,” he said.

It is estimated that the asteroid will pass Earth in close proximity on February 5, 2022 at 04:16 WIB.

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Although it is said to be passing close to the planet Earth, distance Asteroid In 2022 AA is estimated at 2,542,000 km Earth.

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