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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggested that a large asteroid will eventually hit Earth, and his concern is that we do not currently have any defense for it.
Responding to a tweet from podcaster Joe Rogan, Musk said on Sunday that he would not have to worry about the asteroid Apophis, which is expected to fly past Earth in 2029. However, it is a “big rock” at the end of the Earth is affected, and as of right now, there’s nothing we can do about it.
“Great! Wouldn’t worry about it, but a big rock will be on the ground, and we don’t have a defense,” Musk tweeted.
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Scientifically known as 99942 Apophis, the giant space rock will fly within the 19,000 km) above the earth’s surface on 13 April 2029. In the us, which has made the planning for the flyby, said in April that 1,100-foot-wide near-Earth objects (NEO’s) will be cruising through the Ground,” adding that it is “rare” for an asteroid of this size will fly by the Earth at such a short distance.
The probability of a crash in 2036, when Apophis will fly by the Earth again, was not discussed by NASA.
Apophis, which was first identified in 2004, is named after the ancient Egyptian god, Apep, who is the lord of chaos.”
The artist is an illustration of a potentially hazardous asteroid on the way to the Ground.
It’s a bit of a strange statement, of Musk, and especially in the light of this fact, NASA awarded SpaceX a $69 million contract to help with a natural disaster, the deflection through the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission.
The convention will also be the first mission to demonstrate the ability to deflect an asteroid by crashing a spacecraft at a high speed, a technique known as a ” kinetic impactor,” said a statement from the government space agency. The asteroid, which is being dealt with, it is Didymoon, the small space rock in orbit around the larger Didymos asteroid.
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The mission is currently scheduled for a June 2021 launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
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 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 to NEOs, 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.
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.”
According to the end of 2018, a report compiled by the Planetary.org there are more than 18,000 of These.
NASA did not respond to a request for comment.
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