Monday , September 20 2021

Three great asteroids have driven Nasa to release a signal around the Earth



NASA has cited a warning on its page "Earth Alerts", as three asteroids-crooks set the speed close to Earth today and tomorrow.

The largest of the three asteroids, the size of the Tower of Pisa, can lead to a catastrophic event, if it is broken into our planet.

The first asteroid, known as the 2019 AT6, will land today at 16.20 NZDT at a speed of over 7.380 km / sec.

The 17-meter range will fly within 3.2 million kilometers (2 million miles) from the Earth, or about eight times the distance between our planet and the moon.

The second space rock that passes the Earth is 2019 AM8, and it is much larger than the previous asteroid – approaching us twice as fast.

The object is large, like a blue whale, and will hit a speed of almost 40,555 km / s when the Earth passes at 5.03am tomorrow.

The largest of the three asteroids, the size of which coincides with the Pisa Tower, can lead to a catastrophic event if it is broken into our planet. Photo / 123RF
The largest of the three asteroids, the size of which coincides with the Pisa Tower, can lead to a catastrophic event if it is broken into our planet. Photo / 123RF

The asteroid will pass the Earth a little more than 3.22 million kilometers (2 million miles) from its surface, or eight and a half times the distance between the Moon and Earth.

The third asteroid that needs to shave the Earth, the 2019 AG7, is the largest of the three.

Measuring 51m in diameter – making it as wide as the Pisa's tilting tower is tall – the 2019 AG7 is scheduled to skim past the Earth on Wednesday morning at 11.43am.

Having reached a speed of 4,333 km / s, it will be closer than the previous two, flying within 1.53 million kilometers (950,000 miles) of our planet – about four times the distance between Earth and the Moon.

Fortunately, asteroids are actually classified as "small bodies" of NASA, which means they do not believe that the objects are a threat to life on Earth.


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