Potentially Hazardous Object

2 km in diameter.

It rotates once every 4.1 hours.

Closest approach will be April 29 around 5:56 a.m.

 

On the 29th of April the Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 will pass at a safe distance by the Earth. It’ll be the biggest asteroid to fly by Earth this year. 

 

Classified as Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, this flying piece we only know that has an almost-rounded shape. As the images given are only a reproduction of reality, those images are just possibilities, not truth. 

 

Under the form of investigation I have used my “telescope” to create hypothesis about the possible shape, form and material of the asteroid. 

 

During these days of self-isolation, I tried to imagine the nature of this flying object, identifying 3 crucial moments of its life: detachment > fluctuation > collision.  

 

[Let’s make it absolutely clear that there’s no chance of a collision between this asteroid and Earth]

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