On August 23 this year, Earth will witness a close encounter with a space object that is attracting the attention of scientists and astronomers. Asteroid 6037 (1988 EG), discovered in 1988, will pass at a minimum distance from our planet, crossing its orbit. The diameter of this asteroid ranges from 430 to 960 meters and its speed reaches 14.3 kilometers per second.
Potentially dangerous space objects are those that approach Earth at a distance of less than 7.5 million kilometers. And although asteroid 6037 is not large and does not pose a threat to our planet, its close encounter is still of interest and concern.
It is important to note that asteroids are celestial bodies composed mostly of rock and metal that orbit around the Sun. They are remnants from the formation of our solar system and can provide scientists with valuable information about the processes occurring in space.
The close encounter with asteroid 6037 will provide a unique opportunity to observe and study this space object. Scientists are going to use various instruments and technologies to get the best possible information about its composition, shape and surface. This will help expand our knowledge of the origin and evolution of asteroids, as well as provide a better understanding of the potential hazards associated with their approach to Earth.
In addition, the close encounter with asteroid 6037 emphasizes the need to continuously monitor near-Earth objects and develop methods and technologies to detect and track them. Scientists are working to develop warning and protection systems against potentially dangerous asteroids in order to minimize the possible consequences if they collide with Earth.