NASA Identifies Close-Approaching Asteroid 2024 AD4 to Earth

Dr. Swapnil Surwase
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Asteroid 2024 AD4: NASA’s telescopes, consisting of the NEOWISE telescope, ALMA, Pans-STARRS1, and Catalina Sky Survey, collaborate to track new Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs). By determining the planet’s position in the sky and reporting it to the Minor Planet Facility, astronomers can identify the asteroid’s most likely orbit around the Sunlight utilizing data from the Center for Near-Earth Item Studies (CNEOS). This approach has actually enabled NASA to recognize an asteroid that is expected to pass Planet on Janurary 4.

Asteroid 2024 AD4: Close approach information

According to details from the CNEOS at NASA, Asteroid 2024 AD4 is predicted to come within a range of only 243,000 kilometers from Earth. This distance is also nearer than the Moon. Consequently, Asteroid 2024 AD4 has come to be the first asteroid this year to pass Earth at a distance less than 1 LD (lunar Distance). It is presently relocating in the direction of Earth in its orbit at a speed of 35,643 kilometers per hour, which is quicker than an ICBM.

This celestial object belongs to the Apollo cluster of Near-Earth Asteroids, which are room rocks that intersect Planet’s orbit and have semi-major axes above that of Planet. These asteroids are called in honor of the gigantic 1862 Apollo asteroid, which was first identified by the German astronomer Karl Reinmuth throughout the 1930s.

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According to NASA, Asteroid 2024 AD4 has not passed Planet before and this is its very first close approach to Planet. After today, it will come close to Planet once again on April 17, 2035, at a distance of 52 million kilometers.

According to NASA, Asteroid 2024 AD4 poses no threat to Planet due to its petite dimension, measuring only 20 feet in width, similar to the size of an car. On the other hand, asteroids that are larger than 492 feet in size and pass within 7.5 million kilometers of Earth are categorized as potentially hazardous items.

Upcoming Asteroid

Asteroid 2024 AC

Asteroid 2024 AC is Airplane size which will fly by Earth on Jan. 6, 2024. It’s closest Earth approach will 2,310,000 Km ( 1,440,000 Miles )

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