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Earth escaped a collision with a giant asteroid

Земля избежала столкновения с гигантским астероидомIn the event of a collision with Earth asteroid would cause an explosion, ten times the power of the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.

Monday, January 9, past the Earth flew by asteroid the size of a multi-storey building.

According to the portal, the size of the asteroid was in the range from 15 to 34 meters. Found that he moved with a speed of 16 km/s. the Asteroid passed by Earth within half the distance from the moon to the Earth.

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The publication notes that the asteroid was discovered on Saturday, January 7, astronomers at Arizona state University and was named AG13 2017.

As calculated specialists from Purdue University, in the event of a collision with Earth asteroid would cause an explosion, ten times the power of the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. However, if it exploded at a distance of about 16 km from Land, serious damage could have been avoided.

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As noted by the experts from Purdue, similar clashes occur every 150 years.

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