Football field-sized asteroid zooms dangerously close to Earth

The Chelyabinsk meteorite causing sharp explosions and injurig many

The Chelyabinsk meteorite causing sharp explosions and injurig many

An asteroid whose size is about a football field fly close to the Earth on Sunday and it is said to be one of the closet encounters for the planets. That's closer than the moon, which orbits Earth at an average distance of 238,900 miles. The estimated diameter of the space rock ranged from 131 to 328 feet, CNEOS reports. Scientists have assured that the asteroid is a potential threat to the Earth, and his course does not involve a direct meeting and clash with the Blue planet. The asteroid was discovered just one day before it flies close to the earth surface and this is what scientists are calling as " surprise" flyby. "Hours later, amateur astronomer Michael Jäger of Weißenkirchen Austria video-recorded the space rock gliding through the southern constellation Serpens", Spaceweather.com reported. However, at 44 to 110 meters in diameter, this asteroid is big enough to cause massive damage if it was to hit our planet.

Five years ago, the 10,000-ton, 56-foot Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russian Federation with the force of 30 atomic bombs. First observed at Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona on Saturday, April 14, 2018, the asteroid - which has been labeled 2018 GE3 - swept past us at about half the Earth-moon distance early Sunday morning according to clocks in North America.

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The asteroid which flies past the earth has a speed about 66,000 miles per hour but the speed will have broken down once the asteroid enters the Earth's atmosphere. And that particular asteroid was estimated to have produced about 185 times more energy than the Hiroshima atomic bomb, the report said. However, an asteroid this size is capable of causing some regional damage, depending on various factors such as composition, speed, entry angle, and location of impact.

It's a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point.

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