Asteroid the size of six soccer fields will be flying by near Earth this weekend

Asteroid the size of six soccer fields will be flying by near Earth this weekend

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Asteroid 2000 QW7 will come every near the Earth this Saturday. Although they pose no risk to our planet, scientists argue that greater attention should be paid to these phenomenons.

The closest this asteroid, which according to NASA has a size between 290 and 650 meters, will get to us is five million kilometers. This is not the first time this element flies by our planet and the approach will happen again in the future, so the scientific community argues that its trajectory should be followed.

The 2000 QW7 was first identified by NASA on August 8, 2000. It orbits the sun, so it regularly approaches planet earth. The last time this happened was September 1, 2000. According to NASA, the next visit is scheduled for 2030.

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