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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Is that like the Gran Torino scale?
If my 81 year old memory serves, and it may not, the Tungusku air blast flattened an area 100 miles on all sides of the center point.
800 square miles’ worth!
the Tunguska keyword, sorted chrono:
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