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    Russian observatories detect near-Earth asteroid

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    Two Russian observatories have discovered a new near-Earth asteroid 2022 SE37. This was announced on Sunday, October 2, by the Institute of Applied Mathematics. M. V. Keldysh (IPM) RAS.

    “On the night of October 1, two observatories in southern Russia confirmed the detection of a new near-Earth asteroid 2022 SE37,” the institute said in a statement. in the Telegram channel.

    It is noted that the diameter of the asteroid is half a kilometer. It revolves around the Sun in an elongated orbit with a period of 3.44 years. According to the IPM, the celestial body does not pose a danger to the Earth.

    The publication is accompanied by images of the asteroid, which were taken by a telescope in the village of Kochevanchik and a telescope of the Kuban State University

    Earlier, on August 3, the general director of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (TsNIIMash, the head scientific organization of Roscosmos) Sergey Koblov, in an interview with Izvestia, said that Russia was creating a new system for monitoring the space around the Earth, which received name “Milky Way”. It will monitor the risks of collisions in orbit, warn of the approach of dangerous asteroids and comets, and will record changes in space weather. The project will be completed in 2035.

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