On the Day of Knowledge, asteroid Florence sweeps past Earth
On the Day of Knowledge, asteroid Florence sweeps past Earth

On the Day of Knowledge, asteroid Florence sweeps past Earth

В День знаний мимо Земли пронесётся астероид Флоренс (видео) As NASA scientists determined, the first of September of this year, at a distance of about seven million kilometers from Earth, the asteroid Florence will fly (3122). He does not threaten humanity, and therefore students still have to attend school. According to the researchers, it will become the largest asteroid that has flown past us for the entire period of research. Its diameter reaches almost five kilometers. В День знаний мимо Земли пронесётся астероид Флоренс (видео) On September 1, Florence will be at a distance sufficient for close examination, and this opportunity is very attractive for specialists. To track the celestial body, NASA employees will use Puerto Rican and California radar stations. They will be able to determine the actual size of the asteroid, moreover, the devices will allow you to examine objects located on Florence whose diameter exceeds ten meters. This asteroid was first noticed by Shelta John Bass back in the 81st year of the last century. He named Florence after Florence Nightingale, the famous public activist of Great Britain. The last time this object flew near our planet in the 90th year of the century before last. The next opportunity to consider an asteroid will fall to scientists no earlier than the 2500th year.

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