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Posted on 03/20/2020 7:12:58 PM PDT by bitt
KEY POINTS NASA detected four asteroids approaching Earth The biggest asteroid in the group measures 180 feet wide All four asteroids will approach Earth this weekend
NASAs automated asteroid tracking system has detected four near-Earth objects that are expected to approach the planet this weekend. According to the agency, the biggest asteroid in the group is about as big as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.
The first asteroid that will approach Earth this weekend has been identified by NASAs Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as 2020 FK. As indicated in CNEOS database, this asteroid has an estimated diameter of about 43 feet, which makes it the smallest in the group.
CNEOS noted that this asteroid is currently traveling across space at a speed of over 23,000 miles per hour.
Trailing behind 2020 FK is an asteroid known as 2020 FS. This space rock is currently flying towards Earth at a speed of about 9,600 miles per hour. CNEOS estimated that this asteroid measures around 56 feet wide.
Both 2020 FK and 2020 FS will visit Earths vicinity on Saturday. 2020 FK is expected to approach the planet on March 21 at 12:05 a.m. EDT from a distance of about 0.00909 astronomical units or around 845,000 miles away.
2020 FS, on the other hand, will zip past the planet on March 21 at 11:29 a.m. EDT. During its approach, the asteroid will be about 0.02096 astronomical units from the Earths center, which is equivalent to around 1.9 million miles.
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big sky event
for those always looking for a BOOM!!! :)
Well, it just gets better and better!
May you live in interesting times indeed!
Once they find the range...Fire for effect.
I wouldnt expect it to be announced.
Trailing behind 2020 FK is an asteroid known as 2020 FS...
The 2020 FS is nice, but if you have the bucks, you might want to spring for the speedier 2020 FK model.
Better fuel economy on the FS
If they hit China, you can call them the Chinese Wuhan asteroids. That should give rabid leftist buffoons headaches for a few more weeks.
And one of them is headed straight for the Yellowstone Caldera.
Yeah, yeah, big deal, who cares anymore?
Cool. Unless it is “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Larry Niven. (Excellent Teotwawki novel)
Social Distancing, man! C’mon!
This is so fun. I love things I’m not responsible for.
Great book that was.
This is IT! Trump will NEVER survive this! They’ve got him!
costco is out of toilet paper, so i don’t have time for this right now
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