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Warning about the distance to Earth with three large asteroids


Washington, November 8 (Prensa Latina) Three large asteroids, the largest measuring up to 30 meters, will approach our planet next Saturday, a statement from the US space agency warned today.

The celestial body, named 2018 VS1, between the width of 13 and 28 meters, will occur around one million 391 thousand 535 kilometers (km) of Earth's distance at the time of its maximum approach, showing NASA's text.

According to the track, 16 minutes after the 2018 VS1 trip, another asteroid between 14-30 meters wide, named 2018 VR1, will transit up to five million 66 thousand 418 km from Earth, the letter added.

The other body, identified by the name 2018 VX1, around 8-18 meters, will approach 380 thousand 160 kilometers, slightly less than the average distance between the Earth and the Moon (384 thousand 400).

According to experts, of the more than 750 thousand asteroids in our solar system, 1,800 have – in astronomical terms – orbited near the Earth, so the danger of the impact is real.

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