Nasa tracking devastating 230-kilotonne asteroid that could hit Earth in May 2022

Nasa tracking devastating 230-kilotonne asteroid that could hit Earth in May 2022
 

The American space agency is keeping a close eye on a massive asteroid that could eventually smash into Earth.
The asteroid, known as JF1 is designated a ‘near-Earth object’ (NEO) meaning it orbits the sun and comes close enough to our planet to cause concern.
‘Some asteroids and comets follow orbital paths that take them much closer to the Sun and therefore Earth – than usual,’ Nasa explained. ‘If a comet’s or asteroid’s approach brings it to within 1.3 astronomical units of the Sun, we call it a Near-Earth object.’
Experts believe that JF1 measures around 130 meters in diameter – and... read more

 
17 November 2019 in Science &Technology, Views: 181
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