NASA finds asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon in 2135

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission found an asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon. In 2135, the space body will get very clo...

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  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission found an asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon.
  • In 2135, the space body will get very close to Earth.
  • “We had never modeled the trajectory of an asteroid with such precision before,” they stated.

The OSIRIS-REx mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found an asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon, although it will not be soon since they foresee that it will occur in the year 2135.

It is the asteroid Bennu, which measures 500 meters in diameter and is considered one of the main threats that astronomers have discovered. This is because in 2135, the space body will get very close to Earth.

NASA finds asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon in 2135

NASA finds asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon in 2135
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The NASA mission managed to predict with ultra precision what the asteroid’s trajectory will be in the next few centuries. According to his calculations, with a precision of 2 meters, Bennu will pass closer to the Earth than the Moon itself. “We have never modeled the trajectory of an asteroid with such precision,” they said.

“NEW: Researchers using data from our #OSIRISREx mission have obtained more information on the trajectory of the asteroid Bennu up to the year 2300. The findings could help us refine the orbits of other asteroids and reduce uncertainties,” they announced in their twitter account.

Is there a risk that it will hit the Earth?

NASA finds asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon in 2135
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With the new data, NASA foresees that after its passage so close to Earth, the space rock will cross a “gravitational keyhole”, which is a region of space where the gravity of a planet alters the orbit of an asteroid. In effect, going through there would change its trajectory.

The big question is: will it head towards Earth? NASA has designed various models. Luckily for humanity, Davide Farnocchia, lead author of the study, said at a press conference: “We must bear in mind that the probability of impact, in general, is really small.”

Extremely small chance of impact

NASA finds asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon in 2135
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This Wednesday, NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies reported that the probability of impact increased, although still extremely small, from 1 in 1,750, a percentage of 0.057%, at least until the year 2300. riskiest day will be September 24, 2182, when a probability of 0.037% opens.

Even so, NASA has put ‘hands to work’ and it is that they intend to design a spacecraft that can change the trajectory of asteroids, in what they have called the DART mission. They hope to achieve this by impacting with the space rock or against one of its “moons”, reported EFE.

Protect the planet

NASA finds asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon in 2135
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Although the chances of impact are slim, protecting the planet appears to be the new direction for space scientists. “We must remember that the risk from Bennu as a single asteroid is less than the risks from the undiscovered similarly sized objects. That’s why NASA is making a big effort to discover more than 90% of near-Earth objects over 140 meters in size, ”said Farnocchia.

But they are not the only ones seeking to ‘dominate’ the space. China also proposed an alternative to eliminate the space risk more than 320 million kilometers from Earth and that is that they propose to launch 23 rockets to divert Bennu.

NASA sets date and time of the impact of the fifth most dangerous asteroid against Earth

NASA sets date and time of the impact of the fifth most dangerous asteroid against Earth
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We are in danger? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) puts the date and time of the impact of the fifth most dangerous asteroid against Earth and it is sooner than many imagine.

This June 1 at around 10:24 a.m. EDT, an asteroid potentially taller than the Eiffel Tower, will pass over Earth. The huge rock, known as 2021 KT1, will approach our planet, but it will not pose a risk, according to the Newsweek newspaper. However, in a few months we will be facing a real space ‘threat’.

NASA sets date and time of the impact of the fifth most dangerous asteroid against Earth

NASA sets date and time of the impact of the fifth most dangerous asteroid against Earth
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NASA has a registry of those space rocks that represent a real impact risk against Earth. The good news is that the list does not contemplate any threats for 2021, but it does include one that will arrive as soon as 2022.

The agency is in charge of classifying asteroids and other space elements according to their size, dimensions and speed at which they travel. They also make the necessary calculations to determine the day and year in which the impact is likely to occur.

2009 JF1 is coming

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Yes, according to NASA scientists the impact of a “potentially dangerous” asteroid against Earth in 2022 is imminent. They have classified it as the fifth most dangerous and have called it 2009 JF1.

This space rock is estimated to coincide with Earth next May 6, 2022, specifically at 2:34 a.m. (New York time) or 8.34 a.m. (Spanish time), as reported The Provinces.

What is the “dangerous” asteroid like?

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Although the space rock is not large, NASA has registered it among the most dangerous asteroids due to its high probability of impact and also because of the speed with which it travels through space.

In fact, the 2009 JF1 travels much faster, at 23.92 km / s, than the asteroid considered by the agency as the most dangerous, whose speed is 14.10 km / s, almost twice the asteroid that will ‘visit’ us next year .

Dangerous asteroids

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In the list of NASA highlights the asteroid 29075 as the most dangerous, whose impact with the Earth is expected for the year 2880. This space rock is the largest on the list, measuring 1.3 kilometers in diameter.

The registry also contains, for example, the 2007 FT3, an asteroid over 300 meters for which the agency has calculated 164 dates as potential impacts between the years 2024 and 2116. NASA finds asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon in 2135.

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