Asteroid discovered with highest risk of impact with Earth


The asteroid was named 2022 AE1. The visual magnitude of the brightness is located at the limit of observation for large telescopes. According to researchers, a possible collision could occur on July 4, 2023. It was found on January 6 in a survey of the Mount Lemmon Astronomical Observatory in Arizona. Источник aif.ru They estimate the probability of a collision at a level of one in 1700. American scientists have discovered an asteroid that, in their opinion, has the highest risk of a collision with the Earth among all known near-Earth objects, RIA Novosti reports. Earlier, the state corporation Roscosmos estimated the probability of a collision of the asteroid Apophis with the Earth. The speed of movement is 19.83 kilometers per second. The size of a celestial body is 70 meters.