This article is about asteroid the size of a delivery truck will Paste Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest These are some examples encounters ever recorded.
NASA says so will It’s a very close call with no chance of the asteroid hitting Earth.
NASA stated Wednesday that it had discovered this new technology. asteroid will zoom 2,200 miles (3,600 kilometers) above the The southern tip of South America. That’s 10 times closer than the bevy of communication satellites circling overhead.
The closest Approche will Happen at 7:27 pm EST (9:27pm EST). local.)
Even if the Scientists said that space rock was much closer than they thought. of It would be a fire hazard. the atmosphere, with Some of the Larger pieces could fall as meteorites.
NASA’s impact hazard assessment system, called Scout, quickly ruled out a strike, said its developer, Davide Farnocchia, an engineer at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
“But despite the very few observations, it was nonetheless able to predict that the asteroid would make an extraordinarily close approach with Earth,” Farnocchia stated in a statement. “In fact, this is one of the closest approaches by a known near-Earth object ever recorded.”
Discovered Saturday the asteroid It is also called 2023 Bu. The size of the 2023BU sign means it measures between 11 feet and 28 feet. This was the first time it was spotted. the Gennady Borisov was the same amateur astronomer who found an interstellar star in Crimea in 2019. In just a matter of days, there were dozens. of Astronomers made observations around the globe. the world, which allows them to improve the asteroid’s orbit.
The asteroid’s path drastically will Be modified by Earth’s gravity once it zips by. Instead of Circulating the sun every 359 days, it will NASA says that an oval orbit lasts for 425 days.
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