First discovered in 2014, 2014 UN271 will soon come to the closest spot to Earth.
Scientists do not want to miss this event that will take place in 2031 because this minor planet‘s next visit will take place 612,190 years later. In other words, the next observation of the event in 2031 corresponds to the year 614,221.
If measures are not taken against global warming, there is no guarantee that people will live on Earth at that time.
The closest location of the 2014 UN271 to Earth will be approximately 1.5 billion kilometers away. This distance corresponds to the interval between Saturn and the Sun. Neanderthals lived on Earth during the previous passage of the minor planet.