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The size of the Great Pyramid in Giza: a huge asteroid on its way to us - Walla! technology

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The US space agency NASA is monitoring the celestial object that is expected to pass today near our planet. And no, despite the relatively short distance, there is no fear that it will crash on Earth.



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The size of the Great Pyramid in Giza: a huge asteroid on its way to us

The US space agency NASA is monitoring the celestial object that is expected to pass today near our planet. And no, despite the relatively short distance, there is no fear that it will crash on Earth.

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Yinon Ben Shoshan

Sunday, 25 July 2021, 15:42

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While the corona poses a threat to Earth, it turns out there are also dangers in the sky: The US space agency NASA has announced that an asteroid, 2008 GO20 named, the size of the Great Pyramid in Giza, will pass near Earth today at 29,000 km / h - which could lead to damage Huge in case of injury.



The fifth object will pass at the point closest to Earth at a distance of 4.5 million kilometers - about 20 times our planet to the moon.

Due to the large size of the asteroid - about 100 to 200 meters, the US Space Agency closely monitors its movement in space.

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A rock about 100 to 200 meters in size (Photo: Giphy)

Inside here, there is still a potential for a ground collision due to the effect of the Earth's gravity that could change the orbit of the asteroid.

On July 31, another celestial object called the 2019 YM6, which is expected to be even larger, will pass near Earth.



To avoid a collision with our planet, in September 2022 a NASA experiment will be launched to test whether asteroids can be diverted from their orbit as a means of protecting humanity.

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