Asteroid Icarus to make closest approach to Earth in coming hours

Asteroid Icarus to make closest approach to Earth in coming hours
# 16 June 2015 13:20 (UTC +04:00)

Mile-wide asteroid 1566 Icarus’ encounter with Earth during June 2015 is the nearest it gets to our planet until 2090, but there is no fear of a collision.

The approach is expected to be observed in Baku at 17:39 local time.

Icarus makes a close approach to Earth at gaps of 9, 19, or 38 years.

On June 14, 2090, it will get within about 6.5 million kilometers of Earth.

The asteroid Icarus has a diameter of 1 km.

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