For 48 hours in 20,000 km from the Earth two asteroids flew

In just two days, two asteroids flew 20 thousand kilometers from the center of the Earth, this is 20 times closer than the Moon from our planet.

On October 20, asteroid 2017 UJ2 measuring 4 meters was passed at a distance of 17,900 km, and on October 22, the asteroid YU95BEF swept along the same distance, at a much faster speed of 34 km / s.

October 2017 became the most “asteroid” in the history of observations and came out on top in terms of the number of asteroid rendezvous for 12 months. The reason for the increased occurrence of previously unknown cosmic objects in the vicinity of the Earth is not yet known.