Published: Fri, August 30, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Asteroid Bigger Than Burj Khalifa To Flyby Earth On This Day

Asteroid Bigger Than Burj Khalifa To Flyby Earth On This Day

To put in perspective just how close it will be, consider the fact Apophis will pass between weather satellites and the Earth. Wouldn't worry about this particular one, but a big rock will hit Earth eventually & we now have no defence'.

A enormous asteroid is coming our way and will zoom terrifyingly close to Earth on September 14.

On Wednesday, 2019 OU1 is expected to approach the Earth from a distance of roughly 0.00688 astronomical units.

First of all, our planet's close brush, in cosmic terms, with Apophis is still a decade away.

2019 QQ flew past Earth seven times over the course of the past 40 years.

The last time it came past Earth was in 2000 and we'll see it again in 2038.

According to Express, the scale of destruction caused by an asteroid impact mainly depends on its size and speed. It could wipe out millions if it hits our planet earth.

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The massive space rock will fly safely past Earth at an incredible speed, at 14,361 mph and will pass within 0.03564 astronomical units of our planet, or approximately 3.3 million miles.

The asteroid was discussed at Nasa's annual Planetary Defence Conference this week, where scientists and disaster planners also simulated an asteroid apocalypse in order to practice their emergency response.

Two giant not too long ago found asteroids will move by Earth tomorrow, scientists at NASA's Centre for Close to-Earth Object Research (CNEOS) have mentioned.

Even though we know about thousands of these "potentially hazardous" objects, at present, researchers are not aware of any that have a significant chance of colliding with our planet in the foreseeable future.

Musk said, "Wouldn't worry about this particular one, but a big rock will hit Earth eventually & we now have no defence". Also, another asteroid 2006 QV89 will be getting close to the orbit of our planet in September 2019.

According to Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) manager Paul Chodas there are very few asteroids identified by NASA that have a chance of hitting Earth, one of which, Bennu, is the subject of frequent monitoring by the agency.

The 370m wide space rock was discovered in June 2017.

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