Near earth flew rare double asteroid

                                Возле земли пролетел редкий двойной астероид

The object represents the two cosmic bodies with a size of about 900 meters, rotating around each other.

Near-earth asteroid 2017 YE5 was first discovered by the Observatory of Morocco in Oukaimedene December 21, 2017, but no details about the physical properties of the asteroid was not known.

On 21 June, the asteroid 2017 YE5 as close to the Ground, at least in the next 170 years. Then the data obtained using the NASA Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR) in California, showed the first signs that 2017 YE5 can be a double asteroid.

Express info by country

United States of America (USA) – a country in North America.

                                Возле земли пролетел редкий двойной астероид


                                Возле земли пролетел редкий двойной астероид

Coat of arms

                                Возле земли пролетел редкий двойной астероид

Capital – Washington

Largest cities: new York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas

Form of government : Presidential Republic

Territory – 9 519 431 km2 (4th in world)

Population – 321,26 million people (3rd in the world)

Official language – American English

Religion – Protestantism, Catholicism

HDI – 0,915 (8th in the world)

GDP – $17,419 trillion (1st in the world)

Currency – US dollar

Border: Canada, Mexico

By the end of June astronomers of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and Goldstone in California were able to accurately determine that the asteroid 2017 YE5 consists of two parts. New observations show that the two objects rotate around each other every 20-24 hours.

Scientists have estimated that among the near-earth asteroids larger than 200 meters, about 15% are binary with one large object and a much smaller companion. Binary asteroids are of equal mass, such as 2017 YE5, are much rarer. This is only the fourth such asteroid, which could find astronomers.

Share Button