100-foot asteroid to buzz earth next month
An asteroid as long as a basketball court next month will give Earth a close shave – even though scientists are not sure just how close.
2,013 TX68 near-Earth asteroid, which is about 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter is considered, on March 5,
as the space rock will zoom past our planet, about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) that could come – at least 5 Moon percent of the distance from Earth – or 9 million miles (145 million kilometers) during the flyby stay up, NASA officials said.
“Our closest-approach distance can vary, for this purpose because of the wide range of possible trajectories for after it was imposed only for a short time,” NASA officials a statement Wednesday (February 3) was written.
There is no risk that the 2013 TX68 buzz earth,
Which was first seen in October 2013, it will collide with the Earth, the researchers said. September 28, 2017 during flybys in 2046 and 2097, and even less of an impact on the odds – however, there is a very slight chance – less than 1 in 250 million.
“Flyby future dates at any of the three possibilities of conflict are far too small to be of any real concern,” Paul Chodas, Pasadena, California, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory NEO Center for the Study Manager, said in the same statement. “I absolutely any comments and even more likely in the future are expected to reduce.”
Just two years ago, 2013 TX68 Earth flew 1.3 million miles (2 million km) away.
Scientists think the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the near-Earth object that exploded in February, more than 1,000 people and damaging buildings measured approximately 65 feet (20 meters) across the injured. 2,013 TX68 buzz earth or an asteroid of its size was to slam into the earth, it’s probably about twice as energetic as Chelyabinsk event would explode in an roburst, NASA officials said.