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Today, August 20, an asteroid will fly by our planet, which in size can be compared with the pyramid of Cheops.
Scientists believe that an asteroid called 2019 AV13 has a length of 100 to 230 meters.
According to experts, the space body will approach the Earth's surface and overcome 13.8 lunar distances on its way.
The last time such a a large asteroid flew past the Earth about 100 years ago, in 1914, but the next time is predicted in 2113.
“The interval of 100 years between the events — a purely statistical construction based on the number of objects of a certain size, their orbits and an arbitrary distance, so 100 years – this is the average. In fact, it is just as likely that we will have another such close approximation next year as we will in a century,” — said Jay Tate, director of The Spaceguard Center observatory.
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