Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Asteroid Came Closer to the Earth than the Moon!!

Asteroid Came Closer to the Earth than the Moon!!

An expert at the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand made a decision to speak up to reduce the panic surrounding the Asteroid 2006 QQ23, which is double the height of Baiyoke II Tower in Bangkok, would have hit Planet Earth on Saturday. Simply observing the asteroid does not mean scientists are expecting a collision.

Scientists revealed that this week, an asteroid referred to as as a "metropolis killer" got here nearer to the Earth than the moon and so they had no concept about the identical. During its approach, it will be about 0.04352 astronomical units or roughly 4 million miles from Earth's center.

Danica Remy, president of the California based B612 non-profit foundation, delivered the stark notice. As asteroids orbit the Sun like planets, they are minor planets.

Since the asteroid is within 0.049 astronomical units of Earth (7.4 million kilometres), it has been labelled as potentially hazardous. Due to their massive sizes, these asteroids can be easily identified and detected by space agencies.

Although Earth is relatively safe from these massive space rocks, the same can not be said for smaller asteroids.

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"Potentially hazardous asteroids are now defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid's potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth", CNEOS said in a statement. These have greater chances of hitting Earth since they are small enough to be easily affected by gravitational forces in space.

In accordance with the Astronomers, this asteroid causes no fast menace.

"The kind of devastation that we'd be looking at is more of a regional level than a planetary level", Remy said.

"Nevertheless, it's still going to have a global impact on transportation, networking, weather, and climate".

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