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An asteroid the size of the Washington Monument, flying past the Earth this month

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Just a few days after an asteroid, the size of the Empire State Building, flew past the Earth, and any other “potentially hazardous” space rock, it will do the same thing.

Asteroid in 2019 in ou1 will safely pass the Earth on Jan. 28, within 639,000 km or 0.00687 astronomical units (au) from the planet. With an estimated diameter of from 71 up to 160 feet (233 to 524 feet) by 2019 in ou1 will, and has led to comparisons with the 555-foot tall Washington Monument.

2019 in ou1 will also hurtling through space at approximately 42,650 feet per second, according to data compiled by the us.

AN ASTEROID THE SIZE OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING IS SET TO FLY BY EARTH NEXT WEEK

The space rock, known as a ” near-Earth object (NEO) and potentially hazardous,” These can be defined as the space of objects that are within 0.05 astronomical units (au) and the measurement of more than 460 feet in diameter, according to NASA.

According to the end of 2018, a report compiled by the Planetary.org there are more than 18,000 of These.

NASA has been preparing for planetary defense from asteroid strikes, for a number of years. A recent survey showed that Americans prefer to have a space program that is focused on the potential for asteroid impacts on sending people back to the moon or go to Mars

In 2016, NASA formalized the agency’s preliminary program for the detection and monitoring of NEOs, and put it in the Science Mission Directorate.

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 for These — such as asteroids and comets — that is, 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.”

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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., according to the 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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