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A “potentially hazardous” asteroid, as big as the Empire State Building, the map will zoom in to the history of the Earth the following week, Aug. 10. But it’s not something to worry about, according to experts in the field.
Known as one of a near-Earth object (NEO), asteroid 2006 QQ23, it will come in at around 4.65 million miles, according to data compiled by the us. However, the space rock’s orbit around the Earth since at least the year 1901 (when the records are dated), and the us has mapped out his course all the way through February the year 2200, so it’s not a cause for alarm.
In November of 2017, when his course took a flight past Venus. The last time it zoomed past Earth Jan. 17, 2017, the space agency noted.
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According to the end of 2018, a report compiled by the Planetary.org there are more than 18,000 of These.
One thousand eight hundred and seventy yards in diameter, and in 2006 QQ23 will blast past the Earth on a 10,400 mph, but if you are on the planet, and this can lead to some serious damage.
Asteroid in 2019 is not OK to zip past the Earth at the end of last month, and within a 43,500 km, it travelled at a robust rate of 15 miles per second. Just saw it a few days before his passing away, the asteroid was labeled a “city-killer” when it hit, the planet will be in a densely populated area.
“This is one of the closest approaches to the Earth by an asteroid that we know of. And it’s a pretty big,” Michael Brown, an associate professor at Monash University’s school of physics and astronomy told the New York Post on an Asteroid by 2019, OK.
Even though a recent poll found that Americans would prefer to have a space program that is focused on the potential for asteroid impacts on sending people back to the Moon or to Mars, NASA is preparing for planetary defense from asteroid strikes, for a number of years.
In 2016, NASA formalized the agency’s preliminary program for the detection and monitoring of NEOs, and put it in the Science Mission Directorate.
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In June of last year, NASA unveiled a 20-page plan that details the steps the united states should take in order to be better prepared to NEOs, such as asteroids and comets, within 30 million miles of the planet.
Lindley Johnson, of the space agency’s planetary defense officer, said at the time that the country has many scientific, technical, and operational capabilities,” in order to help you with These, but the implementation of the new plan to significantly increase our nation’s readiness and the opportunity to work with international partners to effectively respond to needs of a potential asteroid impact will be detected.”
In addition to the improvement of, NEO discovery, tracking and characterization and the improvement of the model predictions, the plan also focuses on developing technologies for deflecting NEOs, with the intensification of international co-operation and the creation of a NEO impact, emergency procedures and action protocols.
NASA awarded a $69 million contract to SpaceX, the space exploration firm headed by Elon Musk, in April, in order to help with a natural disaster, the deflection through the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission.
Separately, in early April, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that it is a natural disaster, a strike is not something to be taken lightly, and it is, perhaps, the Earth’s greatest threat.
“We need to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not a movie,” Bridenstine said at the International Academy of Astronautics’ 2019 Planetary Defense Conference to be held in College Park, Md, in accordance with Space.com. “This is ultimately about the protection of the only planet we know of, at the host’s life, and that is the planet Earth.”
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