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Asteroid 7482 Flyby captured by Greek astronomer (video)

Τhe course of asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) was observed and captured by the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing (IAADET) of the National Observatory of Athens (EAA). Asteroid 7482 belongs to the category of potentially dangerous asteroids due to its dimensions and its relatively close transits from Earth.

On January 18 and at 18:30 Greek time, the astronomer of IAADET Dr. A. Liakos observed the asteroid, which passed relatively close to Earth, at a distance of 1.93 million kilometers or 5.15 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

The asteroid had an apparent size of 10.17mag and a diameter of 1,052 meters. It moves at a speed of 70,415 km per hour (or 19.56 km / second) and its period of rotation around the Sun is 572 days.

Asteroid 7482 belongs to the category of potentially dangerous asteroids due to its dimensions and its relatively close transits from Earth.

Accurate targeting and observation of an object moving at such a high speed is considered a significant success, demonstrating the ability and high degree of readiness of IAADET of EAA to respond to issues related to space safety.

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