Saturday, April 10, 2010

Near miss - Asteroid Passes Between Moon & Earth !

Yes.. we are still here!! - asteroid 2010 GA6 passed safetly between moon and the earth yesterday:

The NASA Spaceguard team at the Catalina Sky Survey have recently spotted an asteroid - '2010 GA6' - which will be at its closest point to the earth at 04:36 AM.

However, experts say it does not pose any danger to the planet as at the time of the closest approach, the asteroid will be about 359,000 kms away from the earth.

The asteroid, with an absolute magnitude of 26, it is not visible to naked eye. Its velocity relative to earth is approximately 25,338 miles per hour.

Composed mostly of water ice with embedded dust particles, comets are originally formed in the cold outer planetary system, while most of the rocky asteroids are formed in the warmer inner solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

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Anonymous said...

I suspect if an asteroid ever hits the earth it will be because it has been allowed to do so , we already have the technology to divert if not destroy an incoming object.
So it would be a good way for a quick depopulation would it not !?

Push Back said...

Old news

Anonymous said...

Oh Please Mr Anonymous. We aren't even close to having the technology to avert an asteroid.
That being said, THEY do (and we all know who "THEY" are).

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