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The first asteroids of the year: like a bus, a football field or Big Ben

Updated 01/02/2022 - 21:56 CAt the beginning of the year, the dripping of asteroids and other celestial bodies that will approach our planet. At


Updated
01/02/2022 –
21:56

CAt the beginning of the year, the dripping of asteroids and other celestial bodies that will approach our planet. At the moment, none is as threatening as the one presented in the film ‘Don’t look up.’ However, they offer a wide range of typologies.

The first of 12 meters long, as a bus of regular size, it is the 2021 YK. This same January 2, some 190,000 kilometers from Earth, according to NASA. We will not find out about it because, furthermore, no potentially dangerous object alert has been issued: to do this the object must get closer and measure about 150 meters.

One of this category will arrive on January 11. It is the 2013 YD48. Its size is 104 meters, such as Big Ben in London, the Titania Tower in Madrid or one meter less from the Camp Nou or Bernabu pitch. Pass, however, to 5.6 million kilometers of our planet.

Before, two much smaller asteroids will have ‘passed’: The 2014 YE15 go to 7.4 million kilometers. It measures about seven meters at its point of maximum extension, like a minibus or a limousine. ANDThe 2020 AP1 is only four meters tall, like a normal car. Go 1.73 million kilometers.

That is to say: the ‘potential’ danger of the first asteroids of 2022 is not too much to fear. We’ll see how the year continues.

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