Since June this year, the entire Internet is literally buzzing with the news that on the Ground this fall, may drop an asteroid the size of 20 to 50 meters. The fall of such a celestial body in the global scale, certainly will not cause significant problems, but local, for example, falling on the city, this stone is able to do a lot of trouble. I hope all remember what happened in Chelyabinsk region in 2013?
The Asteroid, called 2006 QV89 was discovered by astronomers 13 years ago, in the summer of 2006, when he became friendly with the Earth at a distance of several million kilometers. Watching him for 10 days, the scientists were able to calculate the trajectory of its movement. It was established that he belongs to the asteroids that from time to time cross the Earth's orbit. It was then revealed that on 9 September 2019, he should again approach the planet, and the chances of collision was estimated, according to various estimates like 1 in 7000. If we talk in percentages, it is about 0,00014%. In other words, the probability is, but it is very low.
However, this did not stop the media to raise noise about the fact that the Earth may fall off an asteroid.
As we have , small the size of a few meters, it is very difficult to detect at a distance, just looking around the sky. But if you know the trajectory of the object in advance, it is possible to see the defined narrow regions of space, where he could theoretically be at the time of observation.
the trajectory of the asteroid 2006 QV89
The trajectory of the object 2006 QV89 scientists are well known. So in early July, they calculated the areas in which QV89 could theoretically be in the moment. For a more thorough search experts used a very powerful telescope VLT (Very large telescope) located in Chile. According to the researchers, the resolution of the VLT allowed us to see objects even smaller, but no traces of asteroid 2006 QV89 they found. Among the explanatory assumptions of the asteroid could change its trajectory.
the one area observations telescope VLT. No asteroids
This allowed the scientists to reconsider the future trajectory of the asteroid and even to deprive him of any chances of collision with the Ground.
In Short, you can safely exhale. No asteroid collision with the Earth in autumn this year can't wait. But for fans to panic, we have another news. In 2022 the Earth will approach the asteroid 2009JF1. The chances of its collision with our planet about 1 to 4464. Expect new headlines in the media.
According to the American space Agency NASA, the most dangerous for the Earth asteroid Bennu is. Space rock has a diameter of about 550 meters. It is estimated that the probability of collision of this asteroid with Earth is 1 in 4000. In case it is really falling on our planet, the energy released when you drop a body on a surface, the power will be equivalent to the explosion of the atomic bomb with a capacity of 2700 megatons.
The Projected date of rapprochement with our planet the asteroid Bennu — 2169 and 2199 years. Now the object is studied with the help of the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx. Recently he went to a maximum closer to the object. More information can be read .
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