Astronomical research reveals the fact that a huge asteroid collided with Earth at the end of April

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Dr. Jad Al-Qadi, head of the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research, said that according to global observations and calculations, an asteroid is almost the size of Mount Everest called 52768 (1998 OR2). The asteroid is scheduled to pass on Earth on April 29 at 09:56 GMT.

“Today, at this point, it will be 3.9 million miles from our planet, or about 16 times the distance between Earth and the moon – and it moves at a speed of about 8.7 kilometers per second or 19461 miles per hour (31320 kilometers per hour),” the judge said in a statement. ), He also stressed that there is no danger to the planet and its inhabitants, and we assure all citizens.

It is noteworthy that this asteroid was first seen in 22 years and its orbit is well known and there is no chance of a collision at least during the next two centuries or so, according to the forecasts of its path of rotation in space as predicted by global space agencies, including NASA.

It is also mentioned that the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, through its researchers and the katameya astronomical view, had discovered 12 variable stars during the period from 2013 to 2018 and they were registered in the global astronomical databases on behalf of Egypt and the Katameya Observatory.

The institute appealed to all citizens not to be led behind the rumors, and the institute, through official communication channels, opens its doors to answer any questions related to these astronomical phenomena.





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