To Land at night on Thursday will approach a large asteroid
The Earth is approaching asteroid JO25 with a diameter of about a mile. On the night of April 20 he will approach the Earth at a distance of 1.8 million kilometers (about five distances from the earth to the moon).
This is the closest distance of approach of such a cosmic body over the past 400 years, said the American space Agency NASA, although smaller celestial bodies regularly fly past Earth and at a close distance.
Asteroid JO25 does not bear a real threat to the planet, although included in the list of space objects that are potentially dangerous for life on Earth.
The asteroid will fly at a record — high speed of about 33 kilometers per second, which is about 120 thousand kilometers per hour.
At the time of closest approach to the Earth asteroid due to its shiny surface are visible even in small telescopes.