The Asteroid 1998 OR2 passes very close to the Earth without any sound. The meteorite passed at 3.26 pm on Wednesday, and it did not cause any damage to any part of the Earth. The Observatory of South Africa has also confirmed this astronomical event. The tweet by the Observatory states that it is one of the destructive meteorites. A video has also posted in it.
Earlier it hoped that it would come out without colliding with the Earth. Now the next such Asteroid coincidence will happen in 2079. The meteorite has monitored since April 8 at the Observatory in Puerto Rico, according to which it had a top speed of 19,461 mi (31,320 km / h) per hour.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 Discovered In 1998
1998 The meteorite, named OR2, found through an asteroid tracking program. This meteorite with low orbit found in 1998. Since then, research on this has been going on. It takes 1344 days to revolve around the Sun. Astronomer Dr Shashibhushan Pandey of Aryabhatta Observational Science Research Institute at Nainital had already told that there is nothing to fear from this celestial event as this meteorite will pass 60 million kilometres from the Earth.
Now The Asteroid Will Go To Earth In 2197
Scientists say that now in the year 2197, this meteorite will again pass close to the Earth at that time, the distance will reduce. Please tell that such meteors often live close to the Earth. There are millions of meteors roaming in the solar system known as Asteroid Belts. Some of these come out of their orbit due to Jupiter’s gravity. At the same time, some of them also reach close to the Earth, and this is called ‘Near-Earth Object’.
Classified as a potentially dangerous object, the meteorite is more significant than 140 meters in size. However, even after this, scientists continue to monitor it so that it can found out what happens after coming out from close to Earth. According to Flavian Wendy, a research scientist at the Observatory, the location of this Asteroid will provide information from the radar map.