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Colors of the homeland | Live broadcast.. a huge asteroid is approaching Earth

Astronomers are awaiting the passage of a large asteroid near Earth, called “2022 ES3,”, so the virtual telescope project broadcasts live views of the asteroid after it was found recently, which started at 2:30 pm EST, that is, at 8:30 pm local time. Cairo, and continues until the disappearance of the asteroid from the monitoring station, and anyone can view it, according to the Science Alert website, which specializes in science news.

How wide is the asteroid 2022 ES3?

up display asteroid “2022 ES3” to 12 meters, that is, it is approximately the size of a bus, and its closest point to Earth will be 330,000 km away, according to NASA, and the “Kitt Peak” National Observatory in Arizona discovered the asteroid on March 7. Near-Earth Asteroid The orbit and other details of the asteroid’s movement and size have been posted online.

Project Foundation said telescope The virtual Gianluca Massi, in a statement, published on her website: “The virtual telescope project will display live online the moments of the passage of the asteroid 2022 ES3 near the Earth, and anyone can watch these moments from the comfort of their home.”

The asteroid is not considered a potential danger, according to Newsweek, perhaps because of its size. According to the NASA Small Objects Database (JPL), the diameter of the asteroid does not indicate its danger, and “Massey” says that the closest asteroid will approach Earth at a safe distance of about 87% from The average distance from the Earth to the Moon, as the Moon is about 384 thousand 400 kilometers from the Earth.

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Preventive measures to escape from dangerous asteroids

NASA monitors asteroids through partner telescopes and space observations, in coordination with the Planetary Defense Coordination Office, and while the agency has not found any imminent problems, it is testing asteroid defense techniques to be proactive.

An example of this is the 550-kilogram “DART” spacecraft, which will collide with a small asteroid called Demorphos in September or October with the aim of changing the orbit of this asteroid.