Asteroid KI-9143-sized Tunguska meteorite threatens the Earth
American astronomers said that the Earth is approaching asteroid KI-9143. Tentatively, he approached the planet at the beginning of February. This is stated in the report of researchers from the University of Washington.
Experts focused attention on the fact that the space object was spotted again in early January 2018. In the report, astronomers say that KI-9143 – is unique in its structure, the asteroid, which first appeared in the 90-ies. Scientists continued to study the object for over 30 years.
According to staff of the University of Washington, if an asteroid falls in a densely populated region, you will die a huge number of people. In size it is comparable to the Tunguska meteorite. If such a space object will fall to the Ground, the explosion will be comparable to 20-30 megatons of TNT, according to scientists at the University of Washington. Previously, he as close to the Ground in early February, but in the way of its trajectory there are two meteorites belts, which can become an obstacle for KI-9143.
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