Don Davis via University of Florida NASA, the United States space agency has warned that two asteroids, as long as…
Don Davis via University of Florida
NASA, the United States space agency has warned that two asteroids, as long as 1
20 meters in diameter will have its close approach with Earth on Sunday, November 25th.
The first asteroid that will come close to the earth is being named ‘2009 WB105’, and it is expected to show up at around 12:14 PM GMT (5.45 PM IST). As per experts at NASA, this asteroid could be measuring somewhere around 53 meters to 120 meters in diameter. Even in zijn kleinste speculeerde grootte kan dit asteroïde zo groot zijn als een olympisch zwembad, en als het 120 meter in diameter is, kan het veel groter dan voetbalveld.
Zelfs als de ruimte lichamen reizen op een snelheid of 40,000 miles per hour will not strike the earth, NASA is planning to observe its trajectory as it is a Near Earth Object (NEO). NASA defines NEO as any space bodies on an orbital path around the Sun of 1.3 astronomical unit (AU). It should be noted that one AU equals about 92.95 million miles, which is actually the distance between the earth and the sun.
2009 WB150 is expected to come as close as 3.7 million miles away from the earth, and it is undoubtedly a zeer korte afstand in astronomische termen. Just five hours after the close flyby of WB150, another relatively smaller asteroid will also make its close approach.
A few days back, on November 20, 2018, two other asteroids measuring 12 meters to 35 meters in diameter made its close approach . Interestingly, space agencies like NASA are detecting more and more near-earth objects every day, which has made many believe that our planet will collide with a rogue space body one day or the other.
Dr. Iain McDonald, a top scientist at Cardiff University believes that Earth’s collision with a rogue space body is just a matter of time. McDonald hevder at det var ødelæggende begivenheder som asteroide hits, og det var så mange begivenheder som skulle gjentas i fremtiden også.
I mellomtiden har en del av konspirationsteoretikere begyndt å hævde at een toename in het aantal asteroïde benaderingen kan de indicatie van een impending apocalypse zijn. These conspiracy theorists believe that the rogue planet Nibiru is now in a collision course, and the asteroids which are making close approaches are indicative of the arrival of the killer planet.