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Near-Earth Potentially Hazardous (7482) 1994 PC1 Asteroid

Tracking Asteroids Flying By Earth As Threats

A huge, kilometer-wide asteroid, "Near-Earth asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1" has been studied for decades.

Near-Earth objects are asteroids and comets with orbits that bring them to within 120 million. 1994 PC1 is a pretty big asteroid to study and some amateurs catch a glimpse of it from their backyards.

Near-Earth Asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 - Potentially Hazardous Asteriods Heading Toward Earth

The Twitter Account "Asteroid Watch", expects (7482) 1994 PC1 will safely fly past our planet 1.2 million miles away next Tues, Jan. 18. This very Asteroid was first noticed in Australia on August 9, 1994, by Robert McNaught. 1994 PC1 is known to have a diameter of 1.1 kilometers or around 3,280 feet. Every 1.57 years the (7482) 1994 PC1 Near-Earth asteroid orbits the sun at least once.

Is Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 1994 PC1 A Threat to Earth?

Any asteroid within 4.6 million miles or larger than about 150 meters, is considered a potentially hazardous object.

Watch Live Stream of Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 1994 PC1

The Virtual Telescope Project will show a live stream fly-by of the Potentially hazardous (7482) 1994 PC1 Asteroid via live feed on the 18th of January 2022 at 20:00 UTC.