According to preliminary calculations by scientists, in mid-June, two potentially dangerous large asteroids – 1994 XD and 2020 DB5 – will pass as close as possible to our planet.
In particular, on June 12, asteroid 1994 XD will reach the closest distance to Earth since its discovery: we will be separated from it by 3.2 million kilometers (this distance is about eight times more than the Moon – note WG ).
The IPM noted that, to date, many near-Earth asteroids remain unknown and may “fall unexpectedly on our heads.” However, the real probability of this happening is low, the experts added.
Previously, astronomers recorded the largest cosmic explosion ever observed in history. The flare is more than ten times brighter than any known supernova and has lasted for more than three years, according to The Guardian.