The meteor, bigger than the Burj Khalifa, will pass close to the earth today
According to the foreign news agency, the meteor, bigger than the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, will pass very close to the earth tonight. According to the US space agency NASA, this meteor with the code name 7482 will travel at a speed of 43,000 miles per hour tonight, passing at a distance of 1.2 million miles from the earth.
The meteor had previously traveled 699,000 miles from Earth in 1933, and after today it will travel so close to Earth in 2105.
The meteorite was discovered by RH McNaught at an observatory in Australia and it completes one revolution around the sun in 572 days. The meteor has a diameter of 3,451 feet, which is one and a half times the size of the world’s largest building, the Burj Khalifa, and twice the size of the Empire State Building.
The meteor will be visible without binoculars at 9:51 a.m. European time. Scientists have warned that it does not pose a threat to Earth, but it will allow astronauts to observe the meteor’s surface up close.