A large asteroid, designated 2016 AJ193, will pass by Earth later this month, on August 21, 2021. Experts are saying that there’s no danger of it striking our planet.
It’s relatively big, at just under a mile wide, and moving fast! NASA scientists are planning to bounce radar signals off the asteroid for observation, between August 20 and 24, by using the antennas at Goldstone in California.
Using radar allows astronomers to study the asteroid’s shape, size and spin. Astronomers manage to acquire amazing asteroid images using radar.
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