Skip to comments.‘Hazardous’ Asteroid 2006 QQ23 Might Hit Earth Next Month!
Posted on 07/18/2019 4:11:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Another day, another Asteroid! It was just yesterday when the news of Asteroid 2006 QV89 not hitting our Earth in september came to light. And now NASA has already detected another massive hazardous asteroid, named 2006 QQ23, that has high chances of hitting our Earth next month.
According to CNEOS, 2006 QQ23, is expected to move past Earth on August 10th at 7:23 AM ST at a distance of about 0.04977 au which is a rather shorter distance in astronomical terms. It has also been tagged as hazardous meaning it has a pretty good chance of hitting our planet if its orbit manages to intersect with our Earths orbit. The estimated diameter for the asteroid has been estimated to around 250 m - 570 m i.e. close to 1870 feet. This makes it larger in size than many popular tall skyscrapers in our world today. Also, the asteroid is much bigger in size as compared to the Chelyabinsk meteor that was approximately 66ft in size and entered Earths atmosphere over Russia back in 2013.
But, does this mean we have to worry? If we go by the history of asteroids that made headlines for hitting our Earth in the past few months, we might not have to worry so much, as these asteroids often tend to either burn off in the air or become a no-show (we're looking at you 2006 QV89) even if they manage to enter our Earths atmosphere.
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Please, please hit Palo Alto. Or at least San Francisco.
“At some point it wont be a joke and were not ready.”
You are making a good point.
But I read that NASA is working on something that they can shoot at an asteroid that explodes as it hits it and at least it would make it change its trajectory.
But of course there are a lot of ifs associated. Will they see it early enough, are the explosives really strong enough to make a major change in its trajectory, and so on.
But at least they are working on it and we hope asteroids will not come and hit us anyway.
How does this meteor compare with the one that hit Russia early in the 20th century in Siberia?
Sadly true. One scientist said it would take months or weeks, not hours or a day, to intercept and interfere with such a hit. Such as bump it off course. We don't even have the serious beginnings of a force to react.
The big brains are "studying" and "learning from" the near misses. They haven't even mapped and tracked many objects so far. Each year they add to the database. Many are a total surprise to the "experts."
Worse. One documentary said the consensus is for the mathematical chances of a very large object hitting the earth within 20 years are effectively 100%.
At least we won’t die at work.
What a sensationalistic article.
0.04977 au x 93,000,000 miles = 4,628,610 miles.
Our own moon is only 238,000 miles away.
Hold on here folks. 0.05 AU ~=4.5 million miles. Not quite what Id call a near miss.
Can they tweak its trajectory so it nails mecca?
Center of Africa ?
I like your style...
1 astronomical unit (A.U.) equals the average distance from the earth to the sun, so . . .
0.04977 x 92,960,000 miles = 4,626,619.2 miles
I don’t think I’m gonna worry about this. If I were riding the asteroid at 7:23 am on August 10, the earth would look like a damn pea from that distance, if not smaller.
“...it has a pretty good chance of hitting our planet if its orbit manages to intersect with our Earths orbit.”
Is there some other way it could hit Earth? Which J-School gave this dolt a degree? What ever happened to editors?
That’ll fix that pesky global warming thingee...
Might even end life for everyone (except cockroaches).
Creating a “nuclear winter” type scenario? Sunlight blocked for years by sulfate clouds?
I seem to recall that one did exactly that last year.
I have the lawn chairs, cooler, and sunscreen ready for the impending thermo nuclear exchange.
But I haven’t a clue how to lit up for an asteroid.
Best cancel my hair appointments.
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