A Building-Sized Asteroid Just Barely Missed The Earth


More concerning for scientists was that no-one saw 2017 AG13 coming: it was only spotted on Saturday 7th January by the University of Arizona’s Catalina Sky Survey.If 2017 AG13 had slammed into the Earth, it likely would have been similar to the Chelyabinsk meteor that entered Earth’s atmosphere over Russian Federation in February 2013, which was estimated at about 20 meters (66 feet) in diameter. At its nearest proximity to Earth, the space rock was about half the distance away from Earth that the moon is – approximately 126,461 miles. But on October 31, 2015, an asteroid 470 meters in diameter (1,500 feet) flew by the Earth just barely beyond the orbit of the moon, and we only knew about it 21 days beforehand. “It actually crosses the orbits of two planets, Venus and Earth”. Not only did it break windows in six cities, it also sent 1,500 people to the hospital. US Warship Fired Warning Flares At Iranian Attack Vessels
The Pentagon later announced that the U.S. sailors had crossed into Iranian waters due to a malfunction in navigation equipment. In the first incident four Revolutionary Guard boats came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze, a guided-missile destroyer. An asteroid flew by relatively close to Earth on Monday morning.”It is not that uncommon of an event, which is one of the reasons it is interesting”, Business Insider reports that Mark Sykes, director and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, said.In comparison to the Earth’s nearly-circular orbit, the orbit of this asteroid is far more elliptical. Even if we detect the approach of such an asteroid months before it impacts we would be unable to do anything to stop it, experts say. Davenport officers, community celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Sending thank-you cards or even just thanking a police officer in person are a couple ways to get involved, the release states. The number of law enforcement officers in MI has dropped by 18 percent since 2001, falling from 22,500 to 18,500 officers. An illustration of a near-Earth object, or NEO, passing near Earth. The plan envisages improving the nation’s preparedness against such a catastrophe. But unfortunately for NEO-hunters, NASA just picked two new space missions as part of its Discovery program, and neither were the Near-Earth Object Camera (NEOCam), a proposed space telescope that would detect ten times as many large NEOs (bigger than 140 meters) than any sky survey before. Such asteroids are capable of inflicting serious local damage if they enter the Earth’s atmosphere over major population centers. Sykes also invented a space telescope that hunts asteroids.NASA has funded $450 million for NEOCam.But, in December a year ago, NASA reported that, in the case of the asteroid or any interstellar object approaching directly to Earth, our planet would be defenseless. Ellen DeGeneres & Jessica Biel Give Justin Timberlake a Surprise Phone Call!
Guess what? Not only is there going to be a king of the house… there’s going to be a queen of the house. Later in the show, Jessica and Ellen made a decision to prank Justin, who was at home with son Silas . “They are the extinction-level events, things like dinosaur killers, they’re 50 to 60 million years apart, essentially”, Nuth said, according to the Daily Mail.

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