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An asteroid with the size of the Great Pyramid in Giza will pass near Earth


July 23, 2019, 08:37
Updated July 23, 2019, 9:10 am

On July 24, three asteroids are expected – 2019 OD, 2015 HM10 and 2019 OE & horbar; they are approaching the Earth, according to data from the NASA Earth Research Center.

The largest cosmic body of the three will be 2019 OD, whose diameter can be up to 120 meters (almost the height of the Great Pyramid in Giza).

The space object travels at a speed of 19.17 kilometers per second and will approach 353,650 kilometers from the planet, closer to what separates the Moon from the Earth (384,400 kilometers), said RT.

The other two objects will measure up to 53 and 110 meters in diameter at most, and will pass a greater distance than the Moon separates from the Earth. It is also reported that none of the three cosmic bodies pose a threat to the planet.

At the end of June, the Hawaiian astronomers discovered the asteroid 2019, nearly four meters in diameter, a few hours before entering the Earth's atmosphere, and collapsed some 380 kilometers south of San Juan (Puerto Rico).

This is the fourth time in history that astronomers find an asteroid with so little impact. Past times have happened with the 2008 TC3, 2014 AA and 2018 LA asteroids, all over the past 11 years.

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