NASA can't save us from future apocalyptic asteroid

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 10, 2019

On July 25, an enormous asteroid which was roughly the dimensions of a football pitch skimmed Earth, and scientists had been unaware it was coming. Due to its size, this asteroid will most likely not hit Earth's surface if it breaches the atmosphere. When first noticed, 2019 MO was about 310,000 miles from Earth - farther out than the orbit of our Moon.

CNEOS representatives confirmed on August 15 that QV89 was no threat to Earth, and that the asteroid would instead rocket past our planet on September 27 "at a comfortable distance of 4.3 million miles (6.9 million km), about 18 times the distance of the Moon". In view of the huge size and velocity of the asteroid, 2019 GT3 may be able to create a 3-mile crater if it collides with Earth.

RG2 is the fastest asteroid, speeding by at a velocity of almost 50,000 miles per hour (80,000 kilometers/hour), while QY4 is moving at just over 17,000 mph (27,000 km/h). It is estimated to have a diameter of about 125 feet.

Since 2019 GT3 oftentimes intersects and approaches Earth at dangerously close distances, it has been labeled by CNEOS as a potentially hazardous asteroid. 2019 RA will be about 0.01162 astronomical units or around 1 million miles from the planet during its approach. According to CNEOS, this asteroid was first observed on August 9. A single astronomical unit is the same distance as between the Earth to the Sun, which is about 149.6 million kilometres.

Asteroids, warming at the Earth's orbit, begin to deviate from the Sun and change their trajectory to the Ground.

Over 17,000 near-Earth asteroids remain undetected in our solar neighborhood.

NASA defines all PHAs as asteroids 500ft (150m) or larger on potentially threatening close approaches to Earth.

Space rocks such as these, known as near-Earth objects (NEOS), are nudged by the gravity of neighboring planets into orbital paths that carry them fairly close to our cosmic address.

The biggest of asteroid to ever hit Earth 65 million years ago was so devastating that it wiped out all the dinosaurs.

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