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Max Gorbachev. Sputnik International
Despite its size, the 2020 TYI looks like a peanut compared to the asteroid that will overtake Earth later this month. Named WO107, the sky is larger than Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
An asteroid The size of the Great Pyramid of Giza will surpass our planet on November 7 at break-neck speed. At 79 to 179 meters in diameter, it is the size of one of the wonders of the ancient world. Initially, the pyramid was 147 meters long, but over time it has lost some of its size and now stands at 138 meters.
The asteroid 2020 TYI was first detected in October and travels to Earth at a speed of 29,000 miles (46,671 km). NASA It is 3.5 million miles beyond our planet, which is 14 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Despite this, the space agency has classified the celestial body as an object close to Earth, meaning that it will fly too close to us and endanger our planet.
TY will be one of the largest asteroids to orbit Earth in the week 2020. On November 2, our planet grazed the 2018 VP1, which flew at a dangerous distance of about 4,000 miles (6,000 km). Leading astronomer Neil Digras Tyson said the celestial bodies are eroding the Earth.
At the end of the month, an asteroid will overtake our planet. The WO107 is expected to reach a width of 819 meters, which is larger than the world The tallest building, Burj Khalifa In Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The height of the skyscraper is 828 meters. WO107 was first discovered in 2000 and will pass through our planet at a safe distance on November 29, according to NASA.