A huge asteroid 2018 AH will approach Earth at the end of December

At the end of December, a large asteroid with a diameter of 190 meters is heading toward Earth, which, if it collides, would cause destruction far greater than an atomic bomb.

Known as 2018 AH, the asteroid is about 190 meters wide and is expected to fly past Earth on Dec. 27.

Astronomers take comfort in saying that the asteroid is unlikely to crash into the planet; it is expected to pass it at a distance of more than 4.5 million kilometers. For comparison, the distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 384,000 kilometers. – about a twelfth of that distance.

But the interesting thing is that the asteroid 2018 AH has passed by Earth before – and at a much closer distance.

In 2018, it flew past the planet at a distance of 296,758 km, which is three-quarters of the distance from Earth to the Moon. It went unnoticed because of its dimness, and so scientists did not notice its approach.

We should not forget that there is evidence that the speed of the space rock can change quite significantly, which means that the predicted path can also change, and not for the better for us.

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