The Earth is an asteroid called the double of the Chelyabinsk meteorite

The Earth is a small asteroid only 10 meters in diameter more burnt over Chelyabinsk meteorite. Closest to the planet at a distance of 17 thousand kilometers of asteroid 2013 TX68 will fly on 5 March 2016.

It is reported on the website of the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA.

According to scientists, the celestial body is about 30 meters in diameter, and if it enters the Earth’s atmosphere, most likely, will produce an explosion about two times stronger than its «Chelyabinsk double». The asteroid was approaching the Earth two years ago, but passed «on the most comfort a distance of 2 million kilometres.» Despite the fact that in March the object, similar to the Chelyabinsk meteorite, will fly closer to Earth impact is not expected. Meanwhile, the scientists state that to calculate the trajectory of the asteroid is not yet possible.

15 February 2013 over the Chelyabinsk region of the meteorite flew at supersonic speed and a bright flash of light. 3 hours 20 minutes 26 seconds GMT was observed impulse of magnitude 4 about a mile to the South-West of the centre of Chelyabinsk. On Earth, this event was observed as a powerful explosion. After a few minutes on the ground came the shock wave, the Bandwidth impact of which on the surface was about 130 kilometers long and 50 kilometers wide. The area of damage by the shock wave was 6.5 thousand square kilometers. The largest fragments of the celestial body fell near lake Chebarkul, 78 km West of Chelyabinsk.




The Earth is an asteroid called the double of the Chelyabinsk meteorite 04.02.2016

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