An on an off story of NASA lack of worries. What do we need to know about the coming asteroid? With dimensions approximated to be bigger than the Empire State Building, NASA still insists that we shouldn’t worry that much. But now that so? Let’s find out how much this could represent a concern for us.
According to NASA, the asteroid was actually expected to visit us since 2006, called it QQ23, it’s quite an intriguing one. Astronomers estimated that the precise date will be on August 10, also, with an incredible diameter of 1,870 feet, it’s not like we don’t have to worry a little bit, because we will.
People from NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office, both Kelly Fast and Lindley Johnson, give us the assurance that this will actually be just fine and we don’t have to stress ourselves out! They also stated that their mission will still be a tough one, because they’ll be in charge with the asteroid’s observation, tracking it and called it ‘close Earth objects’, other objects like that are the comets.
Their action of tracking is actually like a defense system because this will only assure them that in future situations like this won’t bother us anymore. Johnson, however, said that this asteroid has a medium size, and more importantly, it’s like 5 million years away, anyway, making it benign. And the fact that asteroids like this pass around our planet approximately half a dozen times a year, still doesn’t have to bother us.
NASA’s programs and missions, too, analyzed along time, and cataloged almost 900 asteroids lose to us, that have dimensions of more than 1 kilometer. They also explained the fact how the asteroids get smaller and smaller and then they became out visitors. Yes, they still would do serious damage, but it will not be a great deal, though, NASA stated that accidents like this are very rare, once a century or so.
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