Have you ever wondered how dangerous an asteroid can be? Well, know that it can bring destruction on a massive scale, on the planet. Notably, the extinction of the dinosaurs from planet Earth is thought to be due to an asteroid impact with the planet. The magnitude of the impact of an asteroid collision also depends on its size and speed. And now, NASA has warned of a massive 147-foot asteroid speeding toward Earth. How dangerous is it? Here is the report from NASA.
Asteroid 2015 EG
Every day, one or more Asteroid Zoom To the planet Earth And get too close for comfort. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on Saturday, March 4, a giant asteroid named Asteroid 2015 EG will come close to Earth at a distance of 5325998 km. According to the information, the rock measures between 20 meters and 45 meters, about 147 feet. Also, the huge asteroid is moving at a speed of 38232 km/h (10.62 km/s).
Specifically, the asteroid will pass close to the planet. However, as the asteroid’s trajectory can change due to unforeseen circumstances, NASA constantly monitors it. NASA and other observatories around the world continue to scan the skies for potentially dangerous near-Earth objects, and thousands have already been found, according to a Space.com report. However, NASA estimates that at least 17,000 large near-Earth asteroids have yet to be discovered.
How NASA studies and tracks asteroids.
Several technologies and instruments are used by the research organization to observe and track asteroids. NASA’s Next-Generation Asteroid Impact Monitoring System improves the capabilities of NASA JPL’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies to assess the risk of asteroid impacts. The research organization also uses telescopes to monitor asteroids.