Asteroid bigger than a football field will skim past Earth tomorrow

Gwen Vasquez
May 15, 2018

This long-lost asteroid was initially spotted by the "Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona" on 30 November back in the year 2010.

Experts say that an asteroid longer than a football field will soon be uncomfortably close to our Earth.

The estimated diameter of the asteroid ranges from 197 to 427 feet, making this "pass one of the closest approaches ever observed of an asteroid of this size", EarthSky reports. Again find a heavenly body was only may 8, 2018. The nonprofit organization specializes in observation of near-Earth asteroid and small objects in the solar system.

The orbit of asteroid 2010 WC9.

Thanks to Northolt Branch Observatories, you can actually watch it while flying.

In February of 2018 in Russian Federation offered for Dollars 210 billion to create a fusion megarocket to repel the attack from outer space (asteroid defense weapon). It is now hurtling through space at more than 46,000 kilometers per hour, but there will not be any threat to the population on Earth during the closest approach at 6:05 pm EDT, EarthSky reported.

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He clarified, however, that there is no reason to worry about the nearby passage of the 2010 WC9 asteroid.

During its closest approach at 6:05 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2010 WC9 will be at 0.53 lunar-distances from Earth.

Astronomers have rediscovered a "lost" asteroid just a few days before it makes a close pass by Earth.

An asteroid the size of the American Statue of Liberty and a little less Italian the leaning tower of Pisa will fly past Earth on Tuesday, according to NASA. "This asteroid was "lost" and then discovered again".

We are planning to broadcast this asteroid live to our Facebook page on the night of May 14, likely around midnight, if the weather forecast remains positive. The asteroid will move pretty fast (30 seconds of arc per minute). "We, of course, collect astrometric data while this happens, but the movement of the asteroid will occur every five seconds".

The chances of an impact from 2010 WC9 were, indeed, small, as they are with all of the objects listed there, but if it were to hit Earth at some point, the effects would be devastating. It is nevertheless one of the closest flybys recorded for such a big object.

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