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An asteroid slightly smaller than the largest structure in the united states, which is planned to be innocent to zoom past Earth later this month.
Known as the 2006 SF6, the space rock will zip past the Earth on Jan. 20, at about 2.7 million miles (0.02886 astronomical units (au)) 12:01 a.m. EDT, according to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, which tracks near-Earth objects.
According to the end of 2018, a report compiled by the Planetary.org there are more than 18,000 of These.
An artistic illustration of asteroids, or near-Earth objects, that highlight the need for a complete Space Situational Awareness system.
(ESA – P. Carril)
AN ASTEROID COULD COLLIDE WITH EARTH, THE ESA WARNS: “NON-ZERO CHANCE.’
“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.
Asteroid 2006, the SF6, which was found on Sept. 17, 2006, and is believed to be between 919 feet of 2,034 meters in diameter, a little smaller than the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, S. D., is the tallest building in the united states and the fourth largest in the world.
The space rock will fly past the Earth at about 17,800 miles-per-hour, and it will come up in the vicinity of our planet, and again on Nov. 5, 2020, which is two days after the U.S. presidential election.
In August, it is a natural disaster, a little shorter than the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and flew along the Ground.
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.
2016 saw the NASA offices of the preliminary program for the detection and monitoring of NEOs, and put it in the Science Mission Directorate. In June of last year, the space agency has 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.
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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.”
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