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'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid 2007 FF1 To Zoom Past Earth

'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid 2007 FF1 To Zoom Past Earth

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The upcoming month will begin with a fairly cosmic event as another asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth on April 1.

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The asteroid named 2007 FF1 is about 260 metres wide and according to the Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS)

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Owing to its size and distance from our planet, the asteroid has been labelled 'potentially hazardous,' however, it poses no threat to our planet. 

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which keeps an eye on near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids and comets, revealed that the 2007 FF1 made its previous approach in 2020

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This NEO was about 1,73,42,881 kilometers from Earth, which is much greater than the distance predicted during the forthcoming visit.

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JPL even released an orbital map showing the path of the asteroid through our solar system.

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