NASA warns: a “doubtlessly harmful” asteroid will “graze” Earth on Halloween

NASA warns: a “doubtlessly harmful” asteroid will “graze” Earth on Halloween

Tall because the tallest skyscraper on this planet, its velocity is 6 occasions sooner than sound.

This Tuesday, November 1, a asteroid “doubtlessly harmful” the scale of the tallest skyscraper on this planet will strategy the Earth…. The identical day ofHalloween ! Even director James Cameron did not consider it. Joking apart, it is distinctive, and even fairly spectacular. However, on the threat of disappointing some, there’s nothing harmful about it.

See you in 100 years

Certainly, every part is a query of title and customary. For the Nasa, “Any massive physique inside 4.65 million miles (7.5 million km) of our planet is taken into account ‘doubtlessly harmful'”. Such is the case of 2022 RM4which can cross simply over 2.3 million kilometers (6 occasions the Earth-Moon distance) from Earth on Tuesday at a velocity of 85,000 km/h (68 occasions the velocity of sound). That’s “in line with cosmic distances, a really skinny margin”explains An asteroid whose diameter is estimated between 330 and 740 meters, the scale slightly below the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest constructing on this planet (828 meters).

No worries, then. And excellent news from NASA to complete: there isn’t any hazard of an apocalyptic collision for the following 100 years.

NASA detects ‘doubtlessly harmful’ skyscraper-sized asteroid approaching Earth on Halloween

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