On June 6, asteroid 2023 KW2 will fly by the Earth.
The length of the celestial body is about 61 m, reported United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The distance from it to Earth will be about 4.5 million km.
“The speed of the asteroid is 36,360 kilometers per hour,” reports NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
If an asteroid approaches the Earth at a distance closer than 7.4 million km, and its size is larger than 150 m, then NASA considers it potentially dangerous.
At the same time, 2023 KW2 does not meet both criteria at the same time, so it is considered potentially safe for our planet.
The Hubble Space Telescope took a picture of three galaxies, which have to collide, to later merge into one. The three galaxies that can be seen in the Volopas constellation will eventually merge into one large one. During this process, the spiral structure of the galaxies will be destroyed due to the gravitational interaction.