May 28, 2024

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NASA warns of a giant asteroid 160 feet high heading towards Earth today

NASA warns of a giant asteroid 160 feet high heading towards Earth today

NASA has again warned of two potentially dangerous asteroids hurtling toward Earth today. One of these asteroids measures 160 feet.

Asteroids pose a great danger to Earth. They seem to come out of nowhere and it is often very difficult to locate them until they have almost arrived weEspecially if they are coming from the direction of the sun. To prevent any catastrophe, NASA is conducting a test. She prepares for Collide A spacecraft on the asteroid Demorphos to test the technology as a way to deflect asteroids that could be headed toward Earth. The importance of such tests is proved by the fact that almost daily there are many asteroids buzzing with the Earth, sometimes losing a few hundred thousand kilometers. In fact, two space rocks are already accelerating towards it a land And it’s very close. one of these asteroids The so-called 2022 SK is as big as an airplane, about 160 feet. The space monster is accelerating at a whopping 16.64 kilometers per second and would make its closest approach to Earth only 4.31 million miles today.

NASA says that asteroids generally travel around the sun, but they can change the paths of their orbit due to the gravitational force of the planets, which can sometimes force them to collide with them. So far, the only collision in recent years has been small, causing minor or local damage. However, the danger from these NEOs always remains active.

That’s why even a small one is 41 feet wide asteroid Dubbed 2022 SP, which will also approach Earth’s rest today, it has also been designated a “potentially hazardous object.” The danger is from this little one asteroid It is the distance you will be uncomfortably close to the ground. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the asteroid will pass close to Earth at a distance of 2.2 million miles. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory says that any asteroid within 4.6 million miles of Earth or larger than 150 meters in size is flagged as a potentially hazardous object.

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Some of the best techniques NASA They are deployed to ensure continuous monitoring of these dangerous asteroids near Earth. While using optical and radio telescopes, NASA determines the size, shape, rotation, and physical composition of these asteroids.

“Some of the most detailed characterization data for NEOs that get close to Earth enough to be detected using planetary radar, was obtained by radio telescopes at NASA’s Deep Space Network and the National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico,” NASA said.