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On July 29, 1-8-5-1, Annibale de Gasparis discovered the Asteroid 15 Eunomia in Naples, a stellar body that January 21 will pass close to Earth. Your address will be constellation Cancer, the same as Asteroid Irene that will also pass close to Earth on January 24.
Eunomia will pass 1.5 astronomical units (ua) from Earth, equivalent to 200 million kilometers. A distance that despite seeming very high, in spatial terms is minuscule. Irene, for her part, will pass 2 astronomical units from Earth, about 300 million kilometers.
255.3 kilometers in diameter
Asteroid 15 Eunomia will travel southeast of the sky and, according to experts, can be viewed with the naked eye from our planet: “Given its current magnitude, Eunomia is visible with the help of a binocular with an aperture of 50 millimeters or with a small telescope”, they explain from the site Theskylive.com.
Eunomia It weighs 3.341019 kilograms, measures 255.3 kilometers in diameter and has a rotation period of 6.083 hours. It is located at 2,644 mean distance astronomical units of the sun, being able to approach up to 2,148 ua and move away up to 3,14 ua. Its eccentricity is 0.1875 and the orbital inclination is 11.74 °. Late 1570 days to complete one orbit around the Sun.
Scientists and experts in space They have not warned that this asteroid could pose a danger to planet Earth.
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