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NASA observes an asteroid that will pass near Earth in April

This object is known as 52768 (1998 OR2) and was discovered in 1998.

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Does an asteroid threaten the Earth again? It is 1.8 kilometers long and 4.1 kilometers wide and will pass near our planet on April 29. According to NASA , the object is large enough to cause worldwide effects of impacting our home.

NASA observes an asteroid that will pass near Earth in April
NASA observes an asteroid that will pass near Earth in April

This asteroid is known as 52768 (1998 OR2) and was discovered in 1998. Although it will pass relatively close to Earth, there is no need to worry because the distance will be 16 times greater than that between the world and the moon.

At the moment, it is the largest asteroid that will approach the planet in the following months. Although it was classified as a potentially dangerous object in the year of its discovery, today it is not on the list of possible impacts on Earth from NASA.

The 52768 is expected to pass through our orbit at 4:46 am ET according to the center that tracks the elements that could impact us from the US space agency.

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