Largest asteroids in solar system has come close to Earth



One of the largest asteroids in our solar system has come so close to Earth that it can be noticed without special tools.

The asteroid known as 4 Vesta is so large and bright that it can be noticed despite being 170 million miles away. According to Mail Online, it can be seen both in the northern hemisphere, but also in the southern hemisphere, near Mars, Saturn and the Sagittarius constellation.

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But at the moment, there are no worries, NASA says, the asteroid will not come closer to Earth and it will not rain on our planet. The asteroid measuring more than 800,000 square kilometers is 50 times as large as the asteroid that led to the dinosaur dump. The space object will be visible on July 16th.

The asteroid was named after the goddess Vesta of the Roman mythology guarding the household. Roca is currently in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. For those in the northern hemisphere, Vesta will appear in the Northwestern region of Sagittarius constellation. Saturn and Mars will also be visible to the naked eye by mid-July. The inhabitants of the southern hemisphere will see it in the south-western constellation. Previously, the asteroid was visible in 2011.

Vest is the second largest space rock in the asteroid belt, Ceres first. The latter being reclassified as a dwarf planet.

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