NASA announced the approach to Earth of a potentially dangerous asteroid

An asteroid with a number 163373 in diameter from 440 to 990 meters will fly near the Earth in February, NASA reports.

According to the American agency, the asteroid will approach the Earth at a minimum distance of February 15. He will approach the planet at a distance of 15 times farther than the distance from Earth to the Moon.

Asteroid 163373 was discovered on October 23, 1995. It belongs to the Apollo group, that is, asteroids whose flight paths cross the Earth’s orbit, therefore they are potentially dangerous.

According to open data, the next time an asteroid flies near the Earth in 2075.