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Many don’t know the difference between asteroids, comets, and NEOs, this is the explanation according to NASA


MEDAN JOURNAL – Near Earth Object (NEO) generally means an asteroid or comet that approaches planet Earth at a distance of 1.3 to the distance from the Sun.

Most NEOs don’t cause any problems or friction at all.

The percentage of friction with the earth’s orbit is very small. NASA scientists and engineers are developing a warning and diversion system.

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The system is to be on guard in case asteroids are found in Earth’s orbit that could endanger the planet Earth.

The following is an explanation of the various types of NEO by the Center for Near Earth Object Studies:

Asteroid

Asteroids are rock fragments left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago.

Most asteroids orbit between the belts of Jupiter and Mars. The asteroid’s orbital path is affected by the planet’s gravity, which causes its path to change.

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