The asteroid will fly at the border with the dangerous distance to the Earth on 1 September

© Fotolia / 3000adАстероид above the Ground. Archival photoThe asteroid will fly at the border with the dangerous distance to the Earth on 1 September© Fotolia / 3000ad

Asteroid Florence approximately 4.4 km in length will fly by 1 September by Earth at a distance, almost allowing to relate it to the category of threat, the head of the laboratory for space monitoring of the State astronomical Institute named after Sternberg, Moscow state University (SAI) Vladimir Lipunov.

«Potentially dangerous asteroids begins with seven million kilometers, this is the asteroid that is flying, it is somewhere on the border. But it is very large. One of the largest that flies,» — said RIA Novosti Lipunov.

However, he noted that is how the asteroids are much larger (up to 700 kilometers), and flying much closer to the Ground. In addition, seven million kilometers – a figure small in astronomical terms. The earth flyby of the asteroid will not be threatened.

As previously reported by NASA, Florence will be the largest of all asteroids, approaching to such a distance to the Land known since the launch of NASA’s program to detect and track near-earth asteroids. The monitoring and recording of all known asteroids at NASA began in 1998.

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