Asteroid 1998 OR2: Meteorite has passed close to Earth, avoiding danger without harm

For the past several days, the meteorite that was considered a threat to the Earth passed comfortably and did not cause any damage.

Asteroid passed very close to the Earth without any sound. The meteorite passed at 3.26 pm on Wednesday and it did not cause any damage to any part of the earth. This astronomical event has also been confirmed by the Observatory of South Africa. The tweet by the Observatory states that it is one of the destructive meteorites. A video has also been posted on it.

Earlier it was hoped that it would come out without colliding with the earth. Now the next such coincidence will happen in 2079. The meteorite has been monitored since April 8 at the Observatory in Puerto Rico, according to which it had a top speed of 19,461 mi (31,320 km / h) per hour.

It was discovered in 1998

1998 The meteorite, named OR2, was discovered through an asteroid tracking program. This meteorite with flat orbit was discovered in 1998. Since then research on this has been going on. It takes 1344 days to revolve around the Sun. Astronomer Dr. Shashibhushan Pandey of Aryabhatta Observational Science Research Institute at Nainital had already told that there is nothing to fear from this celestial event as this meteorite will pass 60 million kilometers from the Earth.

Now the meteorite will go to Earth in 2197

Scientists say that now in the year 2197, this meteorite will again pass close to the Earth at that time the distance will be reduced. Please tell that such meteorites often pass close to the earth. There are millions of meteorites roaming in the solar system known as Asteroid Belts. Some of these come out of their orbit due to Jupiter’s gravity. At the same time, some of them also reach close to the earth and this is called ‘Near-Earth Object’.

Hazardous classification

Classified as a potentially dangerous object, the meteorite is larger than 140 meters in size. However, even after this, scientists continue to monitor it so that it can be found out what happens after coming out from close to Earth. According to Flavian Wendy, a research scientist at the Observatory, the location of this meteorite will provide information from the radar map.