How dangerous is the approaching asteroid?

The maximum approach of the asteroid 2002 AJ129 to the Earth will occur on February 4, 2018 at 00:30 Moscow time. At this point, the speed of the asteroid is 34 kilometers per second.

2002 AJ129 is considered an average size near-Earth asteroid: from 0.5 km to 1.2 km across. It was discovered in January 2002. Although this asteroid is classified as potentially dangerous, it does not represent a real threat of collision with our planet in the foreseeable future. At the moment of maximum closeness on February 4, the distance between the asteroid and the Earth will be 4.2 million kilometers, which is 10 times greater than the distance from the Earth to the Moon.

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