On November 30, 64 website timesnownews reported the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) or NASA said there was an asteroid. Named ‘T4660 Nereus’ is moving towards Earth. and will cut through Earth’s closest orbit on December 11th.
Asteroid T4660 Nereus is classified as a Class asteroids have dangerous potential. shaped like an egg
Measuring 330 meters long, it is considered an asteroid that is larger than 90% of all known asteroids by NASA. making the asteroid Classified as one of the ‘The Big One’ asteroids.
According to the NASA Register of All Space Debris, this asteroid may come close to our planet. But it didn’t come so close that it caused concern.
‘This asteroid It measures 330 meters in length and travels at a speed of 14,700 miles per hour (about 23,520 kilometers per hour), but is not a threat to Earth,’ according to NASA.
Fortunately, asteroids are not a threat to our planet. and will move closest to the Earth with a distance of 3.9 million kilometers, or about 10 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
NASA information Asteroid T4660 Nereus orbits the sun every 664 days and will not intersect Earth in the near term until March 2, 2031, when it comes closest to Earth again.
Asteroid T4660 Nereus is not a newly discovered asteroid. Because American astronomer Eleanor F. Helen first discovered this asteroid in 1982, then the asteroid T4660 Nereus was classified as the Apollo asteroid group. which is an asteroid whose orbit intersects the Earth’s orbit as it orbits the sun.