A few months earlier, in February, a much larger object called 2002 PZ39 – about 990 meters in diameter – had its approach to the land predicted by NASA with an estimate of approximately 5 million kilometers away – which is significantly greater than other registered approaches.
This information was provided by the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (NASA’s research center that studies objects that can approach the Earth).
Observed for the first time in June 2010, there are records in a NASA document that indicate that the rocky body has approached the earth since 1900, and since 2002, its approaches have always occurred between the months of June and July. The database establishes a limit of 0.5 astronomical unit (AU) – which refers to the average distance between the Earth and the Sun.
This is something that is expected to happen until the year 2035. From then on, according to the same document, the asteroid should not cross the Earth’s 0.5 AU limit until at least 2137. The shortest distance recorded between the 2010 NY65 and the earth is dated to 2018, when it passed about 2.7 million kilometers from our planet.